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WWE 2K15 coming to PC this spring

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WWE 2K15, the latest edition of 2K Sports' wrestling franchise, will launch on Windows PC this spring, WWE announced today.

It will be the first entry in the annual series, which began in 2000 with WWF SmackDown! on the PlayStation, to be released on PC. WWE 2K15 debuted last October on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November. Publisher 2K Sports did not announce a price for the PC port.

The PC version of WWE 2K15 will "mirror its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One counterparts," according to a blog post from WWE, "including the popular MyCareer and 2K Showcase modes." 2K Sports is also delivering "nearly all of the downloadable content that was released after WWE 2K15 launched in October free, as part of the package," said WWE star John Cena in the blog post. That includes two versions each of Sting and Hulk Hogan, along with more than 30 other characters; four managers; 46 cutscenes and stories for 2K Showcase; and 26 matches. 2K Sports has released more than $50 worth of WWE 2K15 DLC.

"I grew up playing games on my PC," Cena said. "Texas Instruments, Commodore 64... I was a huge PC gamer growing up, so this is big."

DLC aside, if WWE 2K15 on PC is functionally identical to the PS4/Xbox One release, it will share the deficiencies of that current-generation title. In our WWE 2K15 review, we criticized the game's creators for cutting out features that had been present in previous iterations of the series. The bare-bones creation suite, which had perennially been a major draw for the franchise, was particularly tough to swallow for longtime WWE players.

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