Play This Game on Your Android Mobile WWE 2K19 is a professional wrestling video game developed by Yuke’s and published by 2K Sports. It was released worldwide on October 9, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is the twentieth game made in the WWE game series (sixth under the WWE 2K banner), and the successor to WWE 2K18. WWE 2K19 was the last WWE game to be developed by Yuke’s after 18 years of being in development within the franchise. A sequel, WWE 2K20, was released on October 22, 2019, this time being developed by Visual Concepts.
In an interview with Hardcore Gamer, WWE 2K creative director Lynell Jinks stated that WWE 2K19 would be moving away from the simulation-styled gameplay of the last four WWE games, in favor of faster, more fluid gameplay, saying “[The fans] kind of got turned off by the product we were giving them and we had to think outside the box and they never thought that we’d do it. The core was simulation, and people got turned off by that and we were hearing loud and clear that they weren’t buying it anymore and that was the driving force behind all of that.” He added “We were hearing from the fanbase that it was too slow, too sluggish and it wasn’t any fun anymore.