WWE 2K18 Wishlist: Fans have already had the pleasure of playing WWE 2K17 for a while now, and though the game has brought back some of the most celebrated features of the series to date, there's still room for improvement. We know that WWE 2K18 will not come out until later this year, but that is but another excuse for us to create a wishlist of sorts for all that we want to see in the upcoming game. So without much further ado, let's get right to it.
WWE 2K18 Wishlist Features
WWE 2K17 has seen a significant development in terms of bringing the game closer to the celebrated sport. With all the newly introduced dramatics and gameplay elements, this year's entry was high on delivering an enriching experience overall. But as it happens with such a long-running series, the devs are so involved in adding new features that they often overlook some of the most basic elements which actually form the spine of a truly enjoyable game. So for WWE 2K18 wishlist, we have some suggestions. Let's hope 2K and Visual Concepts are listening.
A Much Needed Engine Upgrade: When we said the devs often end up overlooking some of the basics, this was what we meant. The new gaming mechanics of WWE 2K17 were a hit with fans of the series, and what worked brilliantly was the idea of creating your own promo in the My Career mode.
- However, with all the new features making their way into the games, there still remains the need for better graphics, more fluid animation, and more overall realistic details. The lack of these in combination with a pile of new features will only result in more glitchy gameplay, and that was precisely the case with WWE 2K17.
- Moreover, the more recent games lack the breathtaking pace and exhilaration that marked the earlier Smackdown vs. Raw titles. And let's not even get started on all the online multiplayer issues that plagued even last year's title.
So the need for a better and more powerful gaming engine forms the crux of the answer to most of the problems in the WWE series. If 2K finds a way to do it with WWE 2K18, we wouldn't mind a few features missing here and there (barring the most distinguished ones, of course).
New Modes: Yes, we know that WWE 2K17 brought us a wealth of modes, both new and old, and they were satisfactory enough. But they still lacked the kind of punch we would have expected by now. Also, some of the more well-received models which were discontinued for some mysterious reason have not made it back into the 2016 edition, contrary to expectations. In WWE 2K18, we want to see the comeback of the sorely missed 2K Showcase.
One of the most popular features of the series, the 2K Showcase was first introduced in WWE 2K15 and allowed fans to revel in the glories of the past with their favourite superstars. Its removal in 2K17 was a decision that the devs made consciously, but that has had its fair share of consequences.
- There's no doubt in our minds that its inclusion in WWE 2K18 would alone make it a much-anticipated title among fans. And with Kurt Angle rumoured to make a comeback into the sport, we expect him to be our Showcase Star for WWE 2K18. Same goes for the General Manager Mode. We definitely want to see both of these making their way into the game in 2017. Even the Universe Mode could afford some much-needed tweaks and make more room for customisation.
Voiceovers: Interaction in the WWE series to this date remains largely text-based, and we understand that it is more convenient than recording the voices of so many characters, which would be a rather challenging effort. But the truth is, a text-based game takes a lot away from all the drama, and the latter is something that the games and the actual sport relies on a whole lot. The newly added Promo Engine would definitely benefit a lot from voiceovers, and we hope this is something that WWE 2K18 addresses at the time of release. Or if not, we could at least have some of the on-air personalities have some voiced dialogue.
While on the point of dialogues, we feel that it is important to update the commentaries as well. Not only is this feature an outdated one, but it is also repetitive as hell. For WWE 2K18, we want to see some of the legendary personalities calling the commentaries along with immersive dialogue to add to the excitement.
4K Wrestling: The new games in the WWE series are compatible with the current generation consoles, and with the PS4 Pro already out in the market and the Xbox Scorpio expected to launch during the latter part of 2017, WWE 2K18 could well afford support for both of them. So the upcoming game could see some real graphical upgrades with support for native 4K. It's been a long time since we have wanted to see a major graphical overhaul in the series, and the time is just right for WWE 2K18 to do that.
True Weight Detection: One aspect of WWE 2K17 that has bothered fans is its lack of true weight detections. Even though WWE 2K has claimed that they have weight detection in their game, but we have seen that it only works in certain areas. For instance, a smaller wrestler cannot perform lifting moves on a super heavyweight wrestler, until and unless, it is one of his or her signature moves. As a result, without the presence of a true weight detection, the wrestlers cannot perform one of their best moves against a larger opponent. A transparent and accurate true weight detection scale would definitely help players in this instance.
Better Prop Degradation: The props that we have seen in the latest edition of the video game, WWE 2K17 seems pretty primitive. Even the smashing of the tables over opponents seems very unrealistic. The railings and barricades look fake. So, if the developers can work on the props of WWE 2K18, then it can give the game a more authentic appearance.
VR Compatibility: We understand that this is a lot to ask for, but the fact that the VR industry is taking off in leaps and bounds could result in most of the games of next year supporting this piece of technology. Especially in the modes that involve fans in the whole process of the sport in the WWE games, VR would be a great way to offer a truly immersive experience. We don't know if it would be possible for 2K to implement this in 2017 itself considering all that they need to work on, but it would certainly make a nice cherry on top of the icing.
This more or less wraps up our list of features that we want to see in WWE 2K18, but if you have anything to add in this wwe 2k18 wishlist, let us know in the comments below.