It was released on October 28, , in North America and on October 31, , in Europe for last generation consoles and released on November 18, , in North America and on November 21, , in Europe for current generation consoles. The game is based on the professional wrestling promotion WWE and WWE 2K15 serves as the first game in the series to signify the "new generation", placing a heavy emphasis on traditional and more relaxed gameplay, unlike the arcade-like combat prominent in previous installments. It also adds several new features to complement the main theme based around naturalism, adding a new chain grapple system at the beginning of matches, slowing the pacing of the matches and adding a new stamina bar to reflect and portray the quality of matches produced on WWE television. WWE 2K15 signifies as the start of a "new generation", which focuses on turning the franchise into a true wrestling game rather than "a fighting game with WWE Superstars in it. Pressing the grapple button at the beginning of the match will initiate a collar-and-elbow tie up.
These two rivalries are firmly etched in WWE history, and 2K Showcase enables fans to take part in those memorable experiences. In the 33 available matches across the rivalries, players will be tasked with completing a set of bonus historical objectives that will unlock new WWE Superstars, Championship titles and alternate attire that can be used in all other WWE 2K15 game modes. With this wealth of unlockable content, players can recreate current rivalries or stage dream matchups between WWE Superstars of the past and present. Additional 2K Showcase rivalries will be made available via downloadable content following the game's scheduled release on October 28, in North America and October 31, internationally.
Additionally, there's a handy table at the bottom of this post that shows which platforms will have what modes available. Within each match of this mode, players will be tasked with completing bonus historical objectives that result in new content being unlocked for all other game modes. This mode is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Online Play has seen some of the most confusing changes anywhere in the game. On Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it uses Background Matchmaking to find opponents for Ranked and Casual matches, with players setting their Matchmaking preferences such Match Types, Superstars and Arenas beforehand and then search for an opponent. WWE games of late have come with their share of online problems, but matchmaking menus were really the villain most people were focused on. Thus, 2K15's switch to a "background matchmaking" system, which has players essentially opt-in for challenges from online competitors while sitting in non-online game menus, is an odd choice.