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WWE 2K18 on Switch will only support six characters on-screen at once

Posted on August 19, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

2K Sports updated its announcement page for WWE 2K18 on Switch with an interesting note. It now states, “The Nintendo Switch version of WWE 2K18 will support 6 characters onscreen at once.” Reader Mike tells us that other versions of WWE 2K18 will feature eight characters on-screen at once.

It’s unclear if WWE 2K18 will differ on Switch in any other way. 2K Sports has promised the inclusion of new features, the MyPlayer mode, and the new Custom Match option.

Thanks to mike for the tip.

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  • PikaPlayzHD

    does it matter? it’s still a lot of characters, it’s only 2 less than the other versions
    I am more interested to see some actual gameplay of the game running on Switch

    • Michael C

      it matters if you want options, more is never bad, but less gives you a lack of options.

    • Exy

      I think the only mode that will be noticeably affected is Royal Rumble, which is a shame because it’s my favorite. The others can get by with 6.

    • Guest

      Of course it matters, you retarded fu*king rat! The Switch is a total piece of sh*t. That’s why all of your 3rd party Switch games are a total piece of sh*t.

    • John

      are you defending the fact the switch cant handle 8 players on screen at once? 6 lol. thats not gonna be a very convincing royal rumble match. wow, how weak in the switch… why would anyone buy it? its all wii-u ports and shovel ware. this is the original wii all over again. hyped launch. then nothing but garbage for years. at least wii had new i,p`s and wasnt just gamecube ports.

      disgusting. nintendo fans are the worse. they defend anything.

      • PikaPlayzHD

        John you’re a moron aren’t you? No, and i’m not a “Fanboy” I don’t defend everything Nintendod eos but i will defend an amazing console from salty haters like you πŸ™‚
        Also you say Wii U ports like it has a lot of them when it doesn’t, it has like 2, with a third on the way that’s it.. it’s mostly new exclusives, indies, second party and third party
        the only Wii U ports are Zelda BoTW (though it’s more of a multiplat), MK8
        it will be getting Pokken in September.. 3, how is that a lot? geezus, yet you probably defended PS4 getting NOTHING But ports at launch, most of the launch games for the PS4 were.. PORTS! says a lot doesn’t it

      • Velen (Not WoW)

        You’re truly an idiot if you really think Nintendo fans will defend anything. Cause it shows you don’t really know anything.

        https://media.giphy.com/media/ac7MA7r5IMYda/giphy.gif

  • Guest

    Nintendo needs to stop releasing under powered consoles. $400 dollars is needed nowadays to have a properly powered console. There are such things as price drops. If Nintendo wants to release affordable gaming systems then their 3DS handhelds should fulfill that role. Main consoles should never be too cheap.

    • PikaPlayzHD

      “Underpowered” Like power matters, we do not need another wannabe pc on the market, we need a CONSOLE, that is what the Switch is, and it’s different, it is exactly what we need right now, also it’s price is what’s selling it, if it wasn’t a handheld/home hybrid it wouldn’t be getting Pokemon or many other big seller franchises, it being a hybrid is important for the future of this console
      Power does NOT matters
      as long as it gets a lot of good games that’s all that should matter

      • Busterblade

        Then let me drop the looming, overhead shadow upon you that is the “handheld vs TV mode” argument. What if we get numbers that show handheld is more popular, and we end up with it being favoured over TV mode, so that it may as well be a “glorified handheld” as people are already calling it at times?

        Also, I need to correct you on the idea of power. If it did NOT matter, then all the multiplats that are not coming to Switch would come to Switch. (Monster Hunter World, Anthem, Red Dead Redemption 2 etc)

        • Jaxon Holden

          Power does matter, but no more than any other aspect, like hybrid functionality for example. And no it would not be getting MH World or Anthem or RedDead2.

          What people like you fail to understand is that power is only one small tiny little piece of the puzzle and it’s something they can easily work around if they wanted to. MH World isn’t coming because it started development in 2013, 4 years before Switch. And they wanted to release it on systems with 60 million in the wild which switch doesn’t have yet.

          Anthem is not coming because of the type of game it is. And because Wii U failed and people are being cautious. I swear some people are just living in fantasyland. Don’t understand how the world works. Like a child who thinks power is everything, the answer to everything, the reason for everything.

          People don’t want a third clone. People won’t buy a third clone. Success determines games, not power.

          • Busterblade

            Love the belittling there, lends a lot less credibility to you. “People like you” eh? Of course there’s many details and nuances to it, but the fact remains that power is an integral part to some of this: http://nintendoeverything.com/developer-a-plague-tale-innocence-not-coming-to-switch-because-of-the-systems-lack-of-power/

            What people like YOU fail to understand, is that the Switch has made many sacrifices to have it be this “hybrid” that it’s coined for. When comparing it to other home-consoles, it lacks the power, and Blu-ray medium that can store a ton more than the mandatory cartridges of the Switch.

            For what it is, the Switch is an absolute marvel, but the part that gets it to be handheld negatively impacts the part which can be considered home-console.

            For all it is and can do, it may as well remove the dock entirely, and still sell as well, if MANY reactions that I’ve red over time are to be believed, people play it primarily because of it’s handheld factor, and many look at the dock and wonder why it’s even there.

        • awng782

          MH5, Anthem, and RDR2 wouldn’t be coming to Switch even if it was 3Γ— more powerful than the XBO X.

          • Busterblade

            Do you perhaps imply that is due to soured developer relations?

          • awng782

            Capcom has been working on MHW since late 2013, years before the Switch was ever a thing. I’m sure if the timing was better, Capcon would have a Switch version off MHW to ensure the franchise’s success in Japan.

            As for Anthem and Red Dead, I don’t think EA/Bioware or Take-2/Rockstar believes there is a viable audience for those two games on Nintendo hardware, so they wouldn’t be supporting the Switch with those games regardless of power. It’s the reasob why GTAV also isnt coming to Switch right now despite the Switch being more than capable of running that game.

      • Michael C

        underpowered or overpowered …. its still like a PC, the switch is just like a underpowered PC.
        Power does matter, and thats why you get 6, instead of 8.

        • jimmy

          A calculator is like an underpowered pc, where’s its wwe18?

      • Exy

        Also take into account that the WWE games have been very poorly
        optimized and progressively worse about glitches and stability with every game since it moved under the 2K label, so it’s also the fact that the console is less tolerant of poorly performing games.

      • Bart

        Indeed, and it’s not like most devs even know what to do with all that power anyway, except drive themselves to bankruptcy…

      • John

        are you defending the fact the switch cant handle 8 players on screen at
        once? 6 lol. thats not gonna be a very convincing royal rumble match.
        wow, how weak in the switch… why would anyone buy it? its all wii-u
        ports and shovel ware. this is the original wii all over again. hyped
        launch. then nothing but garbage for years. at least wii had new i,p`s
        and wasnt just gamecube ports.

        • PikaPlayzHD

          you are the biggest idiot i have ever seen also there’s like 2 Wii U ports, how’s that “All Wii U ports” and there’s hardly any shovelware, you’re a moron

        • Velen (Not WoW)

          Did you seriously repeat yourself?

          https://media.giphy.com/media/ac7MA7r5IMYda/giphy.gif

    • Jacob Groves

      over 5 million Switches says hello include me. πŸ™‚

      • John

        wii sold alot but it was all shovelware. quality games over quanity of system sales kiddo. sorry mommy only buys her lil baby nintendo games. you`ll grow up oneday.

    • Tlink7

      Sony needs to stop releasing under powered gaming machines. $600 dollars is needed nowadays to have a properly powered gaming machine. There are such things as price drops. If Sony wants to release affordable gaming sysems then their Vita handhelds should fufill that role. Main gaming machines should never be cheap.

      See how all of what you said is subjective? The Switch is not weak when you consider what it is: a portable home console and/or a really stronk handheld. If Nintendo’s latest machine was just a regular ol’ living room machine, then yes, it would have been underpowered. If the Switch had more graphical prowess, then the battery would have lasted like thirty minutes and the machine would have been stupidly expensive.

      PS handhelds are also consoles and for the previous generation, a handheld was Nintendo’s main device

    • Apfel

      I honestly think you should stop thinking nintendo is like other gaming companies. I think it’s time. I think nintendo’s path is way healthier to the industry than xbox’s. I do believe PS found some kind of equilibrium. I think this power nonsense is getting out of control, and I honestly believe microsoft will be the first victim. Unable to provide a decent 1080 60fps experience, they go for 4k…and we’re starting to see it’s not real 4k. I think xbox is doing a great job killing the console industry. They’re underestimating the software. Completely.
      On the other hand, yes, nintendo is far from that reality. You’re right, but that reality will end up being consumed by PC. PC is pushing forward, and there’s no way consoles can keep that pace. Switch is selling great right now…and that’s no coincidence. It’s not a miracle. Yes, they sell Wii U ports, buy they have a brilliant plan, in y opinion. Third party games might appear…but during Switch’s second or third year. Developers are now seeing Switch is selling pretty well. This is a business. If there are customers, there will be games. I think that today’s mentality is incompatible with nintendo. It’s all about assets, power, resolution, to be as close as reality as possible. But reality is finite, and at some point it will become dull. I play games to have fun, not to watch (not play) realistic graphics.
      All nintendo software will be on Switch. It’s the first time this is happening. And that’s ways tempting to consumers, especially if Switch was conceived as a secondary system. Not fighting for the first place, just aiming for the whole second place…and that’s a lot of consoles. As said, every game will be released on Switch. Even 2d metroid was delegated to a second party developer. One game per month, and granted, so far not much is happening…but you add 3rd party exclusives and others will join. Not those who want extremely demanding games, and maybe refuse to make a watered down version of their games.
      As soon as you figure that out…you’ll start to enjoy having a nintendo console. It’s ok to demand something, or complain…but you’re barking to the wrong tree. You’s asking someone to be someone else…and it doesn’t work like that.

      • Busterblade

        “someone to be someone else” Which technically counts for the way Nintendo market the Switch as home-console, when the majority of it’s users perceive it, and use it, as handheld. Take the dock away, and it functions perfectly as handheld. It even runs better in handheld.

        • Apfel

          nintendo was clear. Same experience in handheld and dock mode…not nintendo’s fault if you don’t understand how it works…

          • Busterblade

            Same experience? It runs better in handheld in some cases, so that moots your point.

          • Reggie

            That’s a given when a console has to process data between the device and the TV. What do you expect. Quit complaining about handheld mode.

          • Busterblade

            I’m not complaining about handheld mode, it works fine. Just that I expected more from “TV mode”.

          • Reggie

            TV mode is what it is, the ability to play the portable device on a TV. There are literally no extra bells or whistles to it.

          • Busterblade

            It would’ve been nice if the dock had some extra power to bring, maybe help with some of those annoying frame-rate problems here and there. We may see something like that yet, who knows.

          • Reggie

            By doing that, they would be compromising the handheld and tabletop modes, possibly even force people to use docked mode that way. It’s counterproductive to what the Switch is meant to be: a versatile machine where its three modes are (for the most part) equal. Making the dock so that it gives more power is not equal and just chains people to one place.

          • Busterblade

            I’m not going into that discussion with you, as your bias is handheld, and mine is home-console. Time will tell what happens.

          • Reggie

            Yes clearly you have a docked mode bias.

          • Busterblade

            And you have a handheld mode bias, don’t deny that, Reggie. But whatever, we’re not going anywhere with such a discussion, so I’m putting a stop to here.

          • Reggie

            I’m not denying it.

            I just don’t want you to deny yours either.

          • Busterblade

            Course not, but I thought that was plenty clear without me outright saying it. And even so, I’ve on many occasions said that the handheld mode is a necessary part, equal to home-console, and that it is the sole selling point of some of these ports (Fifa)

          • Reggie

            Good. I’m glad you recognize that.

            I feel like we may have gotten on the wrong end of things. I’m not saying that the docked mode is any less important to the Switch as a concept, especially when it was Nintendo’s way of meeting middle ground. I don’t think Nintendo will ever truly eliminate it as an option for those who want it. But I do think you react a little too defensively when I disagree or voice my speculations, which are just speculation. I almost want to say you feel threatened by it. There’s no need.

          • Busterblade

            Honestly I did feel threatened by it, as going around looking on forums as to how the console was used, gave me the impression that the majority was handheld.

            I think both are about equally used, and equally important, so we’ll see them both used equally, in the end, which is what I’ve said from the start.

          • Reggie

            I don’t see why you must feel threatened by how other people use the device. It’s not like those people are suddenly going to show up at your house and steal your dock. It’s a petty thing to feel threatened by.

          • Busterblade

            That’s not the point, Reggie. It’s the idea of favouritism to one mode over the other, we’ve talked about this already.

          • Reggie

            Yes I did say that, and no I did not go back on it.

            I’m of belief that Nintendo won’t truly eliminate the docked feature, as in it will still be offered as an option for those who want it, and there will always be people who want it. But as the current trend continues, I do think that gradually Nintendo will start to advertise the docked feature a little less. They may also offer a cheaper package of Switch which includes only the device and Joy-Cons themselves, which wouldn’t be a problem since the dock and cables are also sold separately. I hear a lot of people talk about that, and some are hopeful for it.

            But to eliminate the docked mode completely? No. That will always be around. You’ll still have your precious mode regardless of how other people play, just as I will always have my mode of play. No one is forcing you to play in portable or tabletop mode, and I have never suggested that.

          • Busterblade

            The 3DS is still going, and we may yet see a dedicated follow-up for it. The Switch is both, but there is no other home-console besides it. There is only Switch, when there is both Switch and 3DS. Until 3DS is gone, is it that truly all Nintendo consumers to buy in, play on the current main device, but until then, the 3DS is still going fairly strong.

          • Reggie

            I never said that Switch “isn’t my jam”.

            Please do not assume things about me. Just because I prefer Switch as a portable, which works for me and my own situation, does not mean I don’t like the Switch. I will admit that Switch does not have very many games right now that interest me, but that’ll change in time.

            And 3DS is quickly nearing the end of its time. They’re not going to support it forever, and the slow down can already be seen. Pokemon on Switch is a big example of that.

          • Busterblade

            *shakes head* That was meant as a broad stroke, not towards you specifically.

          • Reggie

            In all honesty, I too am hoping that the 3DS has a few more years left. There are a couple of games I would like to see localized for the west. But there’s no doubt in my mind that Nintendo is slowing down on first party games for the device.

            Anyway, I’m finished here.

          • Busterblade

            You’re right, they are. But we’ll see if they follow up with anything else, like maybe a Switch mini.

          • Tlink7

            Consoles don’t need to process meaningful data from a TV. They just output a signal, which costs basically no effort. The only reason handheld mode sometimes runs better, is because the Switch has to render at a lower resolution when in it

          • Reggie

            Whichever then.

          • amak11

            **Very few cases, not some

      • Michael C

        The Wii also outsold all its competitors… does not mean anything. and its been out for a short time, this is try number 2, and ps4 is at what 60 million, xbox 1 is at 30 plus million, and the switch is at 4 million…. MS has more money then nintendo and sony combined times 10, and you tell me they are going to be a victim? The only games selling on switch are 1st party… Your example is flawed, because the wii should of gotten amazing 3rd party support.

        • Apfel

          Microsoft have more money…of course..but xbox department is another thing. If it’s not profitable anymore…be assured they will shut it down…

          • Bart

            “Anymore”? I could be wrong here, I don’t really pay attention to this sort of thing, but I don’t think Xbox has ever been profitable at all…

        • PikaPlayzHD

          Michael C actually that is incorrec,t the third party games switch is getting are selling right now, Street Fighter 2 is a prime example, why are third party games selling? easy.. potability, of course they don’t sell as well as the exclusives obviously but compared to Wii U and Wii theyr’e actually selling very well mostly due to the portability factor, it’s very enticing that’s why more third parties should get on board because this can only benefit everyone

      • Bart

        “at some point it will become dull”

        It already got boring quite a long time ago for me…

    • Apfel

      Plus, power isn’t everything. Compared to vita, 3ds is a glorified calculator…and guess which one sold 5 times better?

      • Michael C

        its better because nintendo has better handheld type games.

      • Kenshin0011

        3DS is a standalone ecosystem, where Switch desires the same (or close) 3rd party support the PS4/Xbone get.

    • Jonathan Cromwell

      What are you talking about. The switch is the most powerful portable ever made.

      • John

        enjoy your 2 hour battery life portable gayming memechine.

        • PikaPlayzHD

          2.5-6.5 hours, idiot, it’s all dependent on the game, also you really are an idiot aren’t you?

    • jimmy

      You need to stop complaining and make your own damn system or stop complaining

    • amak11

      Your complaint falls on deaf ears because no one wants a clone console

  • robotmaster

    Another day another game half assed version on the switch

    • Michael C

      half assed ram/cpu/gpu …. dont blame weak hardware on the developer.

      • amak11

        It’s not very weak hardware. Besides, why doesnt the PS4 and One support more than 8? Hmm? I mean like Battle Royals get pretty dicey

        • John

          . “Besides, why doesnt the PS4 and One support more than 8?”

          why cant the swbitch support more than 6? lol. enjoy your christmas present mommy stuck you with kiddo. real gamers playing on ps4/xb1/and pc. because we can afford it. enjoy your Fischer price toy.

        • PikaPlayzHD

          Michael C Ram is fine, GPU is fine and CPU is really good

      • robotmaster

        I didn’t mean to imply it the developers fault I though it was obvious most stuff on the switch is half assed no matter what. Or do people expect developers to care about the switch.

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    • John

      well to be fair the switch is a half assed system.

  • Zen

    Peasant version

    • John

      peasant system more like it.

  • hi v3.0

    I guess some compromises has to be made because of the Switch’s power

    • John

      what power? more like LACK of power.

  • bugman83

    Oh No!!! It has 2 less characters on the screen than the other versions. What ever will we do?!

    • John

      play a subpar version of a game on a subpar system that is nothing but wii-u ports/worse version of ps4/xb1 games/and shovelware

  • TDude73

    I respect that. As long as the fun factor remains the same.

    • John

      lol. nintendrones defend anything.

  • awng782

    I’m don’t know about everyone else, but having 2 less characters on screen doesn’t exactly sound like a huge dealbreaker to me. It’s not like an entire game mode, such as the story mode, is missing from the Switch version of the game *cough cough FIFA 18 cough cough*

    • John

      ” It’s not like an entire game mode” enjoy playing a royal rumble match with a max of 6 characters………. also im sure you losers who cant afford a real system will be hearing of more cut content before release.

      just SWITCH to a real system. better yet, get a job a build a gaming pc. you poor kiddos crack me up/.

      • awng782

        1. Get this console warz/PC master race crap outta here
        2. I am more than capable of buying this game on a “real” system, but won’t since I couldn’t care less about WWE 2K (or sports games in general)
        3. I’ve got better things to worry about than a “6 persons on screen vs 8 persons on screen” non-debacle

        I’m sure mommy is proud of your “real, big boy” console/PC…

      • Jon Potter

        Dude, you’re the one desperate to puff out your chest and feel superior. Here’s a novelty for you: I own both a PS4 AND a Switch. I’m secure enough in myself where I don’t have to pick a side.

        IF this is the only major compromise, I’ll be getting this on Switch this year because I get a lot of play out of these games and the Switch gives me more opportunities to play it. Oh and to shut down your “kiddie” insult, I’m 32 and bought both consoles with my own money.

  • Padre

    Not a huge thing.

  • metalpants

    Last wrestling game I played was probably on N64 or GameCube so the most those systems could handle was 4 players. 6 is actually a step up for me so, I definitely don’t see a problem with this.

  • Bojan Babic

    They should release a real gameplay to see if it even runs above 30fps with good quality and explain to us those rumours about 2K being only digital for a while

  • D33K0

    It could nothing to do on the power/performance side and more on screen size and real estate. 6 players might be the max amount found possible on screen to keep the transition from handheld to docked mode and vice versa.

    Or more than 6 might on screen be crowded on whichever resolution handheld mode is running at.

  • Melatelo

    It’s so funny to me that every time people go “Nintendo shouldn’t of released an underpowered console”
    Looking at the power difference between PS2 and the OG Xbox was huge. The Xbox was way ahead power wise and yet multi plats were released on every console regardless. You didn’t have many people complain that the PS2 was weak right? Now fast forward to 2017, comparing the Switch to say the Xbox One- the power difference isn’t no where as big…and for such a small console, it’s a technical marvel in my mind. Power isn’t everything. Didn’t stop the PS2 and Wii from becoming the best selling consoles of their respected eras- both being the weakest of the competition.

    • R.Z.

      I’m pretty sure the gap between the Switch and any of the previously released current gen consoles is MUCH bigger than anything in the 128 bits generation.

  • The APE

    That sucks, but I never would’ve expected a wrestling game especially on handheld to support that, considering it’s taken forever for a PS4/One console to get this feature.

  • John

    AHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nintendkiddies on suicide watch! How dated is that piece of S— console? Very it seems.

    • Jon Potter

      I’d get mad at you, but I get the impression that blatant troling on the Internet is your only purpose in life. One day, you’ll (hopefully) grow up and realize how pointless all of this was.

      Put this into perspective: there are people doing incredible, life-changing things right now while you’re trying to antagonize people because they prefer a different box full of circuit boards to you. Time well-spent, dude.

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