Yukes and 2K games are aiming to create the largest WWE roster in video game history yet. They're planning to bring 120 unique wrestling superstars to the roster and they already made it clear that the 120 won't count for five assorted versions of golden boy John Cena. If the whole idea sounds too far from realuty, just take a look at the WWE 2K Instagram account, where they state...
The post has sent a lot of gamers into a frenzy; overexcited, unbelieving and enthused about the expectation of WWE 2K16. Many fell out into an dispute over the lack of variety in last year's roster, while others were just satisfied knowing that the several Triple H clones aren't being counted toward the total roster count.
Fans of the series want a a lot of WWE's departed wrestlers to return from their virtual retirement, including the likes of the Brooklyn Brawler - a reliably celebrated jobber who make his way to the ring in a destroyed shirt and unclean jeans, to more niche entertainers like Norman Smiley, best known for his dance moves. In the previous installments, there were a lot of unnecessary duplicates but WWE 2K16 will legitimately have the largest roster ever.
Half the fanbase have also been requesting for the return of being able to create your WWE Divas. While the Divas existed in WWE 2K15, you weren't allowed to make your own Diva. This sent a tremble of bitter feelings through the wrestling gaming community.
On the upside, PC gamers were able to get a bit more mileage out of the roster when WWE 2K15 launched this past spring and modders got to work adding in old wrestlers or updating the old wrestlers with new attires and and whatnot. However, many console gamers are hoping they at least get the option of creating a Diva again, a feature that shouldn't have been removed in the first place.
There's gonna be a lot of current WWE Superstars and Divas, but that's not all, the game will also feature NXT wrestlers and Divas as well as a few legends from the yesteryear. It's also worth noting that the post said "playable" Superstars and Divas too. The large roster isn't just composed of managers, announcers and commentators.
At least were aware of just how many wrestlers will be playable. 120 is no small number to scoff at and we're sure that we'll lean more about the game once it draws near to release for home consoles and possibly PC. What do you think and who do you want see in WWE 2K16?