WWE 2K23 announcement is coming soon, as per latest leak; Release date, price, gameplay, roster, game modes and all other details

As for what to expect, reports say gameplay changes will be made when it comes to the pinning system and updates for MyFaction and MyGM game modes.

An announcement for WWE 2K23 looks to be on the horizon. Recent reports have suggested that 2K will soon announce this year’s edition of their premium wrestling video game. WWE 2K23 is likely set for a release in March so an announcement looks imminent at the upcoming Royal Rumble in San Antonio on January 28th. 

WWE 2K23: Everything we know so far

Insider Gaming reports WEEK 2K23 will be showcased on that date with hands-on gameplay and there’s likely going to be a new game mode added. They also said that the information shared with them on January 28 will be embargoed until the end of the month “to allow for travel and content development”. There’s more information in store for February 1, as per their claims. This will be new information shared about the game, apart from the information that will be revealed on January 28. 

There's not much to go on from the official communications and announcements by 2K. It was reported earlier that 2K was happy with the development progress of WWE 2K23. Hence, they're expecting the upcoming game to do better than WWE 2K22 which was both a commercial success as well as a game that was received well by fans. 



As for what to expect, reports say gameplay changes will be made when it comes to the pinning system. There will reportedly be updates coming for MyFaction and MyGM game modes. Both of these game modes are set to receive "more depth and quality of live improvements", says Insider Gaming. 

WWE 2K23 release date prediction

The most recent report claims that WWE 2K23 will be released by the end of March. WWE 2K22, the previous instalment, was released on March 11, 2022. So, 2K is expected to stick to the month of March to release this year’s game. 

WWE 2K23 price prediction

It’s likely that WWE 2K23 will follow the same pricing as that of WWE 2K22. WWE 2K23 Standard Edition could be priced at $59.99 for the previous-gen consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and PC. For Xbox Series X|S and PS5, the price might be $69.99. 

WWE 2K23 roster: missing characters

WWE 2K23 will not be featuring many wrestlers that were in 2K22. There will be almost 50 wrestlers that will be missing in the upcoming game. Some of these wrestlers have switched lanes and joined rival AEW since the release of 2K22. 

Here are the wrestlers who moved from WWE to AEW: 

  • Ariya Daivari (M, 70 overall)
  • Cesaro (M, 84 overall)
  • Isaiah Scott (M, 80 overall)
  • Jake Roberts (M, 85 overall)
  • Jeff Hardy (M, 85 overall)
  • Keith Lee (M, 80 overall)
  • Kyle O’Reilly (M, 81 overall)
  • Murphy (M, 77 overall)
  • Samoa Joe (M, 86 overall)
  • William Regal (M, 85 overall)
  • Ember Moon (F, 81 overall)
  • Toni Storm (F, 80 overall)

Among the list of wrestlers who will not feature in WWE 2K23 are Mickie James, Lana, Fandango and Nia Jax. They're no longer a part of the WWE and will be not be added to WWE 2K23.