WWE 2K15 Executive Producer Q&A: Sting, CAW Mode, Next Gen & More
WWE 2K15 Executive Producer Mark Little recently did a Q&A session for IGN.com, answering questions about the game sent in by fans on Twitter. Here are some highlights of what he said about:
@DennisDavilaTV asked: What has changed from CAW Mode?
The Creation Suite in our game is always one of our most popular modes. We have in excess of 12 million downloads of user-generated content each year. We have always marveled at the amazing content our community creates through the Creation Suite on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. We definitely have some new surprises for the community on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and we will be sharing those with everyone in the weeks leading up to the launch of WWE 2K15. We can’t wait to see what the community is able to accomplish with the Creation Suite in WWE 2K15.
@JediJT74 asked How hard was it to bring #wwe2k15 to next gen and how many hours of motion capture?
Moving to the next-generation of hardware is always challenging, but it is also exciting for our teams. With the new hardware, we have the opportunity to set a new level of quality in visuals, presentation and gameplay, all of which are a huge motivator for our teams. This year, we spent over 40 days in our state-of-the-art 2K Mocap studio and captured more than five times the number of animations than any previous year. You can see the results of all this effort when you play the game.
@JamesMcQueary asked: What improvements have been made to the Cage match and Hell in a Cell if any? I want to have Weapons in the cell like Tables.
We are always looking for improvements in gameplay associated to specific matches like Cage and Hell in the Cell matches. This year is no different; you will notice right away that we put a lot of effort into making sure that environments are 100% accurate based on what happens in WWE. We have made a lot of adjustments to the rings, cages, barricades and announce table to make this a reality, and when you get inside the ring, you can tell the difference. All the improved authenticity and realism leads to a better overall experience in WWE 2K15. We are going to share more details in the future, so stay tuned to find out more.
@MichaelBuchko asked: Various editions of RAW and Smackdown featured guests… will any of them be featured, like SHAQ?
We haven’t announced the entire roster in the game, but we have announcements coming up soon that we believe our community is going to be really excited about. We have a big celebrity in a certain way this year … Sting. Our pre-order launch exclusive with two playable characters (black and white, as well as blond with bright colors) will be available for fans to play this year. Sting’s the biggest name who has never stepped foot in a WWE ring, and now he can … in WWE 2K15. Think about those fantasy matches – Sting vs. Undertaker, vs. Cena, vs. Brock, etc. The reaction to the Sting announcement has been bigger than any announcement in the history of this franchise. We couldn’t imagine a better addition to the WWE roster than the Stinger!
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