The spotlight is well and truly on WWE 2K22 this year following a two-year break in development for the series, and while we haven't seen much of it so far, early insider reports are suggesting very positive things about the game.

This comes courtesy of Forbes writer Brian Mazique in a YouTube stream (transcribed by VGC), who explained that he's heard from people who have "good knowledge" of WWE 2K22 that the gameplay is "looking fantastic".

“I have actually spoken with people who have good knowledge of the game and understand what’s happening from a developmental standpoint, and what I’m told about gameplay at this point is that it is fantastic..."

"That is actually the word that was used for the latest build. The people who were playing the latest build have said the gameplay is fantastic."

Mazique went on to point out that the information should somewhat be taken with a pinch of salt as "anybody who is talking about gameplay at this point is probably somewhat close to 2K [developer of WWE 2K22]", but nevertheless he's been told the game is "playing fantastic and the gameplay engine is completely rebuilt".

He even mentioned that he's been informed the game "feels like a wrestling fan’s wrestling game.”

There's no release date for WWE 2K22 as of yet, and all we've seen is a very short trailer from WrestleMania 37 back in April. We're really hoping for big things from this one, so let's hope it "hits different" as the tagline suggests.

Getting your hopes up for WWE 2K22, or are you sceptical? Let us know in the comments below.

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