As previously reported, WWEGames uploaded a new video detailing some new additions to WWE ’13, including storylines being written by Paul Heyman. Richard George of IGN recently wrote an article talking about the creative details of the game, and also interviewed Heyman regarding his involvement with the project. Below are a few excerpts from the Heyman article:
“I am a believer that interactivity is the future,” Heyman told IGN, emphasizing his enthusiasm for WWE ’13. “The more the gamer can control the environment, and choose which way they can take the experience, the more cutting edge your product will be.” Heyman noted his efforts to recreate the Attitude Era focused mostly on taking the storylines from over a decade ago and finding ways to present them with more modern sensibilities.
“It’d be what an Attitude Era fan would relate to but what a modern day fan would understand is current and not just nostalgia,” Heyman said. “If you just come back and recreate from 15 years ago, you’re not really offering much. If you present the Attitude Era as a modern day concept, then you’re doing something that’s new.” Given that he effectively created the blueprints for what WWE did back then, Heyman said stepping into this role was easy. “You know if McDonald’s is making Chicken McNuggets, and another company comes out with a nugget… you know the formula being used!”
WWE ’13 is set for release on October 30th for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii home consoles. You can read the creative details article at this link, and the Paul Heyman article here.