As we mentioned earlier, THQ is dropping the Smackdown vs. Raw name and the next title will be titled WWE ’12 and so forth. So, what does this mean for the series? Is it simply a name change to make writing out the game’s title a whole heck of a lot easier than the twitter-unfriendly, 36 character WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 20XX? Maybe. But the folks at THQ promises that it won’t be. In an interview with Creative Director Cory Ledesma, he said the following about what changes he’s most excited for the upcoming game:
Gameplay, gameplay and more gameplay. Now, we aren’t changing the game entirely or completely ripping everything out to start over. That wasn’t the goal. What we are doing is taking the basic essence of what is good in the past games and making a new experience that feels fresh, fun, responsive, faster, smoother and is of higher quality. If [you’ve] played the SmackDown vs. Raw games in the past, I have zero doubt you will notice the difference as soon as you pick up this year’s game.
To read the full interview, you can click here. Hopefully there will be some changes, because this gamer/wrestling fan is fed up with how stale that series has become.