2K Sports poised to announce WWE deal

Licence sold to new company following THQ collapse

Publishing label 2K Sports is expected to announce a lucrative partnership with wrestling corporation WWE.


An asset sale of bankrupt publisher THQ resulted in the sale of the WWE game licence to another company, bringing an end to a business partnership that lasted more than ten years.

Two news groups - IGN and Kotaku - both claim that 2K Sports has stepped in as the new publishing partner for WWE.

Both companies have declined to comment but an announcement is expected soon.

In a message to its followers on Twitter the WWE assured that more games projects were in the pipeline but did not offer further details.

2K Sports is a subsidiary of Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two. The games label is responsible for titles from popular American sports franchises such as Major League Baseball and NHL.

It is not known what the deal will mean for Yuke's - a Japan based studio that has developed the WWE games for more than a decade in partnership with THQ.