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WWE 2K20 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and the launch of the latest wrasslin' game is very much a good news/bad news kind of situation.
The good news is that the game has effortlessly managed to go viral in an incredibly short space of time, which is exactly the kind of thing a modern marketing team hopes for, by and large. The bad news is that the way the game has managed to go viral is less than ideal.
If you've not yet seen, WWE 2K20 has managed to take the internet by storm - not by being a return to the form for the franchise or a high-quality Game Of The Year contender, but by being a glitch-riddled mess that's so broken that, if it were a human being, you'd probably put a bullet in its brain just to put it out of its misery.
You can take a look below at a selection of various clips and images documented by players who've gotten their hands on the game. In the space of 24 hours #FixWWE2K20 was trending on Twitter in the US, which doesn't reflect brilliantly on the game's primary developer, Visual Concepts.
Now, we here at GAMINGbible haven't actually been able to play WWE 2K20 yet so I'm loathe to dig into it too much myself... but the response so far kind of speaks for itself, doesn't it?
It does seem incredible to me that the game was allowed to launch in such an obviously broken state, unless the actual intention was to go viral in this way, which seems... unlikely?
Whatever the case, the game has been getting absolutely slayed by critics and gamers alike. IGN, for instance, slapped the game with a 4.3/10, while over on Metacritic, the User score is an incredible 1.6 based on 69 reviews (at the time of writing).
Elsewhere, a detailed Reddit thread shares the extent of the game's many, many issues, which apparently extend beyond the occasional funny glitch. We'll have to wait and see what 2K has to say about this, though I assume steps will be taken to try and fix at least some of the game.
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Topics: 2K Games
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