WWE 2K16 is an upcoming professional wrestling video game in development by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts. It will be published by 2K Sports for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox 360, and Xbox One. It will be the seventeenth game in the WWE games series (third under the “WWE 2K” banner), and is the follow up to WWE 2K15.


The game was officially announced on June 16, 2015, with WWE and 2K revealing the first six Superstars and Divas, who would be included on the game’s roster. On July 6, 2015, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was announced as the cover superstar.

On July 27, 2015, 2K announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 Terminator (both The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day versions) will be a playable character available as a pre-order exclusive. Later that day, 2K released the first official screenshot of the game, the Raw announce table with John “Bradshaw” Layfield’s cowboy hat sitting on it.


On August 4, 2015, IGN revealed the first screenshots, gameplay and entrances for WWE 2K16 at Gamescom. IGN then handled the release of newer screenshots, animations, features, and artwork which would be included in the game. They also handled the weekly release of superstars who would be featured in the game, dubbing it “IGN’s Roster 3:16”. An Arabic localization has been announced for Middle Eastern countries. A demo for the game will be playable at select Walmart locations across the United States as part of the “WWE 2K16 Early Access Tour”.

The debut trailer features “Stone Cold” Steve Austin digging in a desert, uncovering his customized WWF Championship belt, and putting it over his shoulder before turning to stare down the camera. On July 27, A second trailer featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Bryan, Eva Marie, Paige, Finn Bálor, and Dean Ambrose was released to promote the inclusion of the Terminator character in the game. The trailer was a re-enactment of the bar scene from The Terminator. 2K then released a trailer detailing the MyCareer mode of the game on September 25, 2015. A series of trailers featuring Stone Cold preaching from “The Book of Austin” gave details on the game’s roster, three man commentary, the game’s soundtrack, and the game’s feature set. A third live action trailer titled “Bonfire” was released starring Austin, Sting, Seth Rollins, Rusev, Paige, Kane and Ambrose on October 20, 2015.