Coming 2020. . .
At the top of the year, Vince McMahon announced the official return of his XFL sports company. The football league originally launched 20 years ago in 1999 and was one of Vince McMahon’s rare losses in business.
Under the reboot, he’ll be working under his Alpha Entertainment company, completely owned by him – with no outsiders. McMahon already has TV deals in place with ABC and ESPN, as well as Fox Sports. However, the big talk of the reboot behind-the-scenes has been the possibility of 2K Football being apart of the relaunch.
Since 2013, World Wrestling Entertainment has been partnered with Take-Two Interactive for their WWE 2K series. Since losing the ability to make licensed football games back in 2004, the NFL 2K series has been extinct for the last 15 years.
In that time, NFL 2K has kept its cult-following, who pray every year that some type of football will return. While the 8-team roster hasn’t been revealed yet, rumors are floating that an XFL 2K20 title could be a trojan-horse to get fans introduced to teams and players before its launch next spring.
With Vince taking a completely different approach to the new XFL, including keeping it separate from Sports Entertainment; the alternative video game to the NFL could be a clincher for the masses they’re looking to attract.
McMahon has all the right tools in place for this company to be successful, including making the game feel more modernized through faster gameplay and social media.