Hear that noise? It’s the sound of wrasslin’ gamers everywhere rejoicing – WWE 2K15 is finally… coming to Windows PCs.
Less newsworthy is the fact that WWE 2K15, a game that’s been out almost six months, is making it’s debut on a new platform. What’s interesting is that this is essentially WWE’s first game on home computers in over a decade.
None of the Smackdown standalone games, or Smackdown vs. RAW series (of which the 2K games are essentially an offshoot) ever found a home on personal computers. There was a rumored ‘Smackdown vs RAW Online’ around 2010 being built exclusively for Windows, that was quietly canceled without much fanfare.
In fact, for a legitimate WWE PC game, you have to go all the way back to WWE RAW from 2002. It came out on both Xbox and (after a slight delay) PC to middling reviews. This was back when THQ tried to create separate wrestling franchises on Sony and Windows platforms, named respectively around their on-screen brands.
In the event that you happen to be one of the 15 gamers who hasn’t picked up WWE 2K15 on Xbox 360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4, or the recently-announced mobile offshoot of the same name, and you’re jonesing for that grapple fix, WWE is assuring gamers that the Windows version will have every feature that made the console versions such a
success mildly interesting game.
It’s also worth noting that all of WWE 2K15’s DLC will be coming to PC as well – and it will be completely FREE when it arrives. For comparison, that’s cheaper than WWE Network’s $9.99! And if that doesn’t convince you, maybe John Cena comparing modern gaming to the Commodore 64 will…
“I grew up playing games on my PC,” Cena said. “Texas Instruments, Commodore 64… I was a huge PC gamer growing up, so this is big. Not only for our fans, but for me personally as well. Fans may not know this, but I was such a huge PC gamer that I bought a living room entertainment system just to play PC games back in the day. So don’t be surprised if you flash forward 50 years and yours truly is sitting in his living room playing computer games!”
Yep, I sure look forward to 2065, where an 87 year old John Cena sits around playing WWE 2K15 on his outdated Windows PC.