Producer Talks Goals For WWE 2K15; Introducing ‘Beard Tech’ To Get Daniel Bryan Right, Getting WWE Games On Same Level As NBA & More

Bill Pritchard

wwe 2k15The Extra Mustard section of Sports Illustrated recently posted an interview with WWE 2K15 producer Mark Little and some WWE Superstars talking about the new 2K video game.

Writer Jon Robinson talked to Little during a media event, as well as getting quotes from Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Sting, and more. You can read a few excerpts from the article below:

Little’s goal for the franchise:

“I wanted to bring the visual intensity people love about the NBA 2K series to the WWE games. With the power of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we are able to bring these characters to life in a way we were just never able to do in previous games.”

On introducing new ‘beard tech’ to get facial hair correct:

“Scanning doesn’t do beards or hair well, so for guys like Daniel Bryan, we needed to use this new beard tech to get him just right,” explains Little. “There is this specific code of technology that we use to get the beards just right, and no beard is alike. Daniel Bryan’s is more open and scraggily, where if you look at a guy like Mark Henry, he has a big beard, but it’s thick and solid. We had to create technology to be able to capture both in a way that not only looked great still, but animated.”

John Cena On 2K Getting The WWE Look Correct:

“2K is much more devoted to giving the graphics a boost. I’m weird about little stuff when it comes to video games, and I love looking at the crowd in games. In this game, when you look out into the crowd, you see all the signs, all the junk that’s on the signs, and it’s just so authentic on every level.

“But when it comes down to it, not only does the game look better, but the gameplay is better. Now when you play through your career, you start in the performance center and try to work your way up to the Hall of Fame. There is a rivalry mode where you can relive my rivalry with CM Punk or play through all of the great matches between Triple H and Shawn Michaels, and the video packages included and everything surrounding these rivalries is just amazing.”

For the entire article, including getting scars and facial expressions correctly, what the scanning process is like for Superstars, and much more, click here.

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