Confirming recent rumours that the firm was the frontrunner for the wrestling franchise rights, publisher Take-Two has acknowledged the accuracy of court documents describing the transfer from THQ's bankruptcy proceedings (via Polygon
Pending the court's approval of the agreement, Take-Two will publish future WWE video games that will be developed by Yuke's, which made THQ-published WWE titles for more than a decade.
"We can confirm that we have entered into an agreement to publish the WWE video game series that is developed by Yukes [sic]. At this time, the agreement is pending court approval and we anticipate that it will be finalized shortly. We are very excited about the potential of this agreement and will have more to share at the appropriate time," said Take-Two in a statement provided to Polygon.
Polygon's report that Japanese studio Yuke's, and 20 of THQ's former production staff will be handling the franchise suggests that the spirit of the succesful series will live on with it's new master.
It is expected that Take-Two will eventually publish new WWE games under the 2K Sports line-up, joining their regular Basketball, Hockey, and Baseball efforts, but wether or not we'll see a WWE 2K game this year or the next is currently unknown.