Justin Leeper, former writer for the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw video games, has said that the budget for WWE 2K21 will be slashed following the disaster of WWE 2K20.
He also said that many of the developers have quit:
“2K and the people within it are trying to distance themselves from it. I’ve heard about double digit people who were on the team who have quit. They haven’t left for other stuff, they just quit because, ‘Man, I don’t want this stink on me anymore.’
Speaking on the budget being cut, he said:
“2K20 is selling poorly, it’s doing poorly all around. That means the budget is going to be cut. It means 2K21 is gonna have to be made for less money. Less money to fix things, innovate, and now there are about ten less people on the team. As you can tell, the outlook is not good for 2K21 either.”
This hasn’t actually been officially confirmed yet, but you can watch Leeper’s video here:
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription