SpiderFab4 wrote:Also, 2K18 WON'T be on Playstation 3 or X-Box 360.
Yep, from news released today apparently the entire graphics engine for 2K18 has been completely done over from the ground up with the development teams who used to work on the older systems now working solely on the new graphics engine.
The new engine allows for skin shaders, physical based rendering, real time lighting and skin and camera effects. There will be a noticeable and 'dramatic' difference in graphic fidelity and wrestler models from 2K17, reported from people who have already seen the game in action, which kinda has me excited as a PS4 Pro owner.
Gameplay - 8 wrestlers in the ring at once confirmed with new modes such as 8 man tags and 8 man ladder matches. Also confirmed Royal Rumble have FINALLY been updated and will include a new elimination system. Also a ton of new cutscenes and reactions for wrestlers eliminations have been added whereas before we had the one or two same reaction scenes. Tag teams will also apparently work together in Royal Rumbles.
Drag system has been updated allowing players to easily move and position opponents around the ring or onto objects, ropes.
Even more dynamic selling animations added to the game running on its own reactionary AI based on where the wrestler is in the ring, damage to the area taken and degree of damage the area has. Basically expanding on things like wrestlers pulling themselves up with the ropes or resting in the corner.
Highlight Reel updated including a free roaming camera for the create a video mode.
Overhauled Commentary system. (Will believe it when I see it personally) Micheal Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves on mic. No Jerry Lawler? Game will supposedly be using the NBA 2K commentary engine which I have to admit is actually pretty amazing.
New dynamic crowd audio. Crowds will sound different based on the arena you are in. New crowd animations.
Roster reveal in August, will have around 200 wrestlers.
New Elimination chamber model, 3X larger backstage areas, including a new loading dock and garage area and more interactive elements in the areas. There will also be a free roaming backstage mode where you can talk to or attack other wrestlers in my career mode. New career mode with branching paths and career invasion updated that will span 15 years.
Create a Match allows for customized stipulations and win modifiers. Can be saved as Pre-sets for instant menu access.
Updated Create a Wrestler mode will take into account 'multiple ethnicities', because it was near on impossible to make Japanese wrestlers look Japanese in these games. Lots of new body types added as base models.
Community Creations have an updated search system and a new suggestion system based on past downloads.
Brand Extension support - Universe mode supports multiple brands with their own unique shows and PPV's.
Dynamic Storylines. What happens in a match can create a new branching path for your wrestler, like attacking your tag team partner can lead to a tag team breakup storyline.
There will also be a new online player mode called Road to Glory which will soon be expanded upon.