All Elite Wrestling is close to launching its first-ever video game, with Kenny Omega being on top of the situation as the main person behind the whole operation.
Omega, who is a top star in AEW as well as an EVP for the company, recently had a conversation with the Wrestling Observer Newsletter on a number of topics, which includes WWE’s No Mercy video game being a larger than life version of what wrestling is and WWE’s No Mercy video game not really working in 2020, but the fans want something of that experience and simulation.
Below are the highlights:
On WWE’s No Mercy video game being a larger than life version of what wrestling is:
“I am but one of the masses that have cried for a No Mercy style of game for quite some time, about 20 years, believe it or not. There hasn’t been any sort of wrestling game that has captured that magic. I know of a lot of wrestlers, wrestling fans, even guys that are just video game fans that don’t even watch wrestling anymore but they play those games still.
Generally speaking, we have the epitome of what a wrestling simulator can be, which is sort of the 2K style, and that’s what WWE is featuring and I always felt that No Mercy was sort of a larger than life version of what wrestling is.”
On WWE’s No Mercy video game not really working in the year 2020, but the fans want something of that experience and simulation:
“But still when you would perform the movements, you know, the wrestling moves and the way that guys would run the ropes, the way the guys would bump, the way that guys would sell, that actually always felt more real to me than what a wrestling simulator looked like. That was always sort of my favorite engine and style.
Do I think it works One hundred percent in the year 2020? No. Nowadays, people probably want something that’s a little faster, but they want something that feels kind of similar to that experience, and they want something that’s easy to pick up and play.”