Kenny Omega Gives Update On AEW Console Game
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While All Elite Wrestling's console video game remains in development, little has been revealed about the title since the last gameplay footage was released back in September of 2021.
New information about the game should hopefully be coming soon, though, Kenny Omega - who leads the project - revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio.
"We're working on our next presentation. We're working non-stop, around the clock, on this game. There are a lot of deadlines we're trying to reach. We don't ever want to keep anyone in the dark completely and it's been quite some time since we've had an actual update, not just information, but we want to be able to show people something. I would expect, hopefully, to have something prepared for people, to show, very soon. I don't want to promise at the pay-per-view or the pay-per-view week, but we were hoping to possibly show a little more of where we're at and progression and reveal possibly a new character or character. It is coming along," Omega said.
The Best Bout Machine also admitted AEW can't compete with the production values of WWE's 2K video games, but he wants to make a professional wrestling game people will enjoy playing.
"For me, there is a large emphasis on the wrestling aspect of the game. We want the wrestling too, and it's tough to get it down, but we want it to feel like how a match would flow, but within a video game. The matches, in general, will go a little quicker but we want them to feel like the user is able to assume the role of their favourite AEW superstar and or, whoever they create in create a wrestler mode, and when they mix it up in the ring in whatever match type they choose, that they're having a fun time and they feel like they are in control of their person and that the moves have impact and is fun, but if you want to be competitive about it, there is that there too," Omega continued.
"We'll never be able to compete with the production values of WWE's game. 2K22 is absolutely gorgeous, I'm excited to see all their bells and whistles when it finally releases. For us, rather than pushing the envelope drastically or anything like that, we just want the wrestling to feel how it used to feel for the people who would play wrestling games back in the day and just have fun with fellow wrestling fans or people who want to have fun with their buddies. Maybe they don't know who Luchasaurus is or don't know who Chris Jericho is, but they'll be able to pick a character and go, 'This guy is fun to play as.' That's the feeling that I want, as a creative designer, to bring back to video games."
The former AEW World Champion also revealed the console game will have cross-platform play.
AEW's console game has been in development since the summer of 2020. The in-ring action will be inspired by the likes of WWF No Mercy, King Of Colosseum and Virtual Pro Wrestling.
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