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The WWE might be slowly watching the sleeping, yet rapidly expanding, giant that is AEW and its impressive roster of rasslers, but it hasn't shifted focus from keeping the "entertainment" aspect of its namesake well and truly ahead of the game. And today, proof of this comes by way of WWE's digital extension in the next instalment of WWE 2K22, which it was recently revealed to us, is jam-packed with new features including the most-requested mode of all time, MyFaction.

So, let's start there.

In MyFaction -- a franchise-first -- you get to build a legendary faction. The goal? Become as infamous as some of the most influential, most insidious, most despicable factions of all time, like the nWo, DX, the Four Horseman and so on. Weekly events and regular updates will keep players on their toes with this heavily-requested addition, and it's already sounding pretty dang amazing.

We stole this memo from Paul Hayman while he was too busy looking over his shoulder, so here's the rest of what's in store for the next iteration in the long-running wrestling franchise:
  • Redesigned Gameplay Engine: The most important change in WWE 2K22 is in the engine itself. Visual Concepts redesigned the gameplay and animation engine from the ground up to make every dive, kickout, and finisher feel as real as if players were sitting ringside at WrestleMania. As soon as players pick up the controller, they’ll feel the difference;
  • New Controls: The updated and incredibly intuitive control scheme hits different this year. Configured to ensure that players have more control over every move, in every situation, WWE 2K22 is easy to pick up and play, while still allowing for high-skill expression;
  • Stunning Graphics: Simply put, WWE 2K22 boasts the best-ever graphics of the WWE 2K franchise. Scanning and animations are executed using the same industry-leading process as Visual Concepts’ NBA 2K franchise and the team overhauled lighting and relit the game from the ground up;
  • Immersive Presentation: The most dynamic entry in the series to date will take players out of the crowd and into the ring, creating an authentic WWE feeling throughout the game;
  • New WWE 2K Showcase: Players can take a walk down memory lane and relive a legendary WWE Superstar’s most iconic matches and moments;
  • MyGM: Players will draft superstars, book matches, manage contracts, and prove they have what it takes to run the most successful brand in sports entertainment;
  • MyFACTION: In a franchise-first, the all-new MyFACTION puts players in control of building a legendary faction that rivals the iconic nWo. Players will collect, manage, and upgrade Superstars, with weekly events and regular updates;
  • MyRISE: An opportunity for players to experience the journey of a WWE Superstar from the humble beginnings of a Rookie, followed by the fanfare as a Superstar, and then immortalized as a Legend. New storylines will be available for both male and female MyPLAYERs;
  • Universe Mode: Universe Mode returns, offering players more control than ever before over brands, PPVs, match results, rivalries, and much more;
  • Creation Suite: The Creation Suite is back and better than ever. Players can be themselves or someone/something entirely different, with all sorts of wild options and fantasy elements, then step into the ring at anytime and anywhere in the world.
In addition to all of the above, 2K also dropped a Rey Mysterio trailer, which is short like the superstar himself, but gives you a bit of a tease towards the visual overhaul of the game. More on WWE 2K22 is scheduled to be revealed in January 2022, so stay tuned.

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