Take-Two have confirmed that a deal has been agreed for the games company to publish WWE games.
In a statement to IGN, the developers said;
“We can confirm that we have entered into an agreement to publish the WWE video game series that is developed by Yukes. At this time, the agreement is pending court approval and we anticipate that it will be finalized shortly. We are very excited about the potential of this agreement and will have more to share at the appropriate time.”
PWInsider are also reporting Take Two will employ THQ’s WWE ’14 “fight team” already, working on the WWE gaming franchise, which would save THQ from terminating their employment and paying out $140,000 worth of severance packages.
The new agreement would also see THQ terminate their relationship with WWE, and give up the rights to all future WWE games. In exchange, WWE would forego any rights to legally pursue THQ for damages as well, with WWE also receiving a payment of $650,000 for royalties owed for sales of WWE ’13 during the bankruptcy process.