THQ today announced that the ‘Smackdown vs Raw’ games franchise is now over. In November 2011 ‘WWE 12’ will be released.
THQ have a Q&A session online with WWE 12 creative director Cory Ledesma where he discusses the end of ‘Smackdown vs Raw’ and what you can expect from the new game.
Here’s just a tidbit of what Corey is most excited about the new game:
Gameplay, gameplay and more gameplay. Now, we aren’t changing the game entirely or completely ripping everything out to start over. That wasn’t the goal. What we are doing is taking the basic essence of what is good in the past games and making a new experience that feels fresh, fun, responsive, faster, smoother and is of higher quality. If you’re played the SmackDown vs. Raw games in the past, I have zero doubt you will notice the difference as soon as you pick up this year’s game. We are adding new gameplay systems, completely overhauling gameplay systems and improving current gameplay systems. The new animation system is giving us new capabilities as well. One quick is example is that you now have the ability to interrupt animations. For example, if John Cena is doing a five-knuckle shuffle in the game, you can knock him right on his butt in the middle of the move (something you’ve never been able to do in our game because the animation had to completely play out – and that goes for every single move in the game).
Read the Q & A session in full HERE.