Showcases Comes to an End in WWE 2K17

Posted on Aug 15 2016 - 6:09pm by Jordan Cundiff

WWE 2K showcase lovers, we have some bad news for you. 

“One of the largest and most difficult decisions we made for WWE 2K17 was to forego building a 2K Showcase.  We designed and contemplated several Showcase ideas, including options surrounding our cover Superstar, Brock Lesnar, but all of them were not viable due to the many historic WWE Superstars needed but not available for inclusion in the game.  In addition, the team is heavily focused on building and delivering great content that fans can enjoy for years to come, while the Showcases only live in games from year to year. In all, we didn’t feel good about creating a Showcase that was not up to our standards and current development vision, so we decided to take that effort and put it into modes our community requests we keep improving: WWE Universe and MyCareer.”

According to Mark Little, Executive Producer on WWE 2k games, there will no longer be a Showcase mode within the game. Instead there will be a focus on the Universe and MyCareer modes, rather than trying to get a Showcase to work. There is no word on whether Showcase will appear in further editions of the game, but we are hoping that it is back in 2K18.

WWE 2K17 will be available October 11th in either the NXT Edition, or just the game.

NXT Edition


  • WWE 2K17 NXT Edition Includes:
  • WWE 2K17 Game
  • NXT Enhancement Pack
  • Exclusive Canvas2Canvas lithograph autographed by NXT Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Exclusive eight-inch “Demon” Finn Balor collectible figurine
  • One Exclusive Topps NXT TakeOver: London Mat Relics card – Includes a piece of authentic ring canvas from the event
  • Goldberg Pre-order Pack