WWE 2K16 Release Date Announced, Stone Cold Austin Confirmed: WWE 2K15 Patches Cancelled

( [email protected] ) May 27, 2015 01:42 PM EDT
WWE 2K16 is arriving in stores on Oct. 27 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.

WWE 2K16 is arriving in stores on Oct. 27 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. This news was recently confirmed in a Take-Two Interactive document for investors. The company owns 2K Sports, which is developing the game.

For now, there is no official release date for the PC edition. It is not clear whether Take-Two will release that Windows PC version in the future.

Though the PC version is possible in the near future, it may take awhile before that edition is released. WWE 2K15 PC edition was not released until 10 months after the initial launch. Based on that track record, it is difficult to say when wrestling fans on PC will get to play WWE 2K16.

Stone Cold Possibly Coming to WWE 2K16

Meanwhile, there are rumors that Stone Cold Steve Austin will be central in one of the main story modes. This information comes straight from What Culture, which quoted a Memphis Cerrito Live Radio Show interview with Jerry Lawler.

"They're having in this year's game, a big Stone Cold Steve Austin Attitude Era section and they have me and J.R. back together again in the studio doing voice-overs for that," Lawler had said.

2K Sports did not officially confirm the WWE Hall of Famer in its lineup.Still, this has sparked much excitement amongst longtime wrestling-fans. Even Austin himself has teased about big announcements on Twitter, according to Wrestle Zone.

Gossip also suggests that Stone Cold is part of the Showcase Mode for WWE 2K16. This story mode focuses on historical matches from previous WWE events. The previous WWE 2K15 title featured Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels and CM Punk vs. John Cena match.   

WWE 2K15 Support Ending

In the days leading up to WWE 2K16, 2K Sports has terminated all support for WWE 2K15. That means all patches have been canceled.

"I have confirmed with our dev team that there will be no more updates/patches for WWE 2K15," WWE Game's community manager Marcus Stephenson announced on 2K's official forum.

Stephenson added that the development team was hard at work on upcoming projects and that all feedback on the thread would affect future progress. The final WWE 2K15 patch was originally scheduled for a March 30 release date.

Earlier, WWE 2K15 became the first title in the series to launch on PC. It is unclear whether 2K Sports will also end support for the PC edition.