2K recently announced the details about the ‘MyCareer’ mode in the WWE 2K18 video game. It seems the goal was to build on the limited choices from WWE 2K17. The game has enhanced the Story Progression, added free roaming in the backstage, and upgraded the promo engine and MyCareer Invasion feature.
Backstage elements didn’t exist in WWE 2K17. This approach hearkens back to older WWE video games like Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009 and others that featured more backstage drama. In this year’s game, you’ll be able to choose between two different paths: Company Man or Fan Favorite.
A company man is virtually a heel. The WWE 2K website describes it by saying:
This involves conspiring with the GMs backstage, ambushing other WWE Superstars in the locker room or during their interviews and basically doing whatever it takes to maintain that GM’s power, both in the ring and backstage. The rewards are hefty, though! Continue helping the GM succeed, and you’ll gain access to awesome upgrades, such as the ability to orchestrate a run-in to help you win a match. You can also access Vince McMahon’s office to lobby for match card changes and title rematches.
A fan favorite is a now rebel who wins over the crowd with non-compliant promos and an cutting-edge persona. Here is how the persona is described:
Being a Fan Favorite means you don’t play the whole company game and you’re all about putting on the best matches and promos. You have a locker room full of WWE Superstars and Legends backstage. This route involves earning their respect by taking on different match types – night-in and night-out. You’ll also have WWE Superstars test your in-ring aptitude and skills on the microphone, but if you succeed at this, you will earn the whole locker room’s respect – and with that comes some perks. WWE Legends are always backstage during events. If you earn their respect, they’ll start to give you in-ring bonuses for your matches and promos. If you become the complete package – the guy who can walk the walk and talk the talk like Stone Cold Steve Austin or John Cena – you’ll be able to have your own customized WWE Championship or Universal Championship. This honor is only given to the best of the best.
You can read all about the upgrades and new features by clicking here.