AEW are set to make their console video game debut later this year with the release of AEW: Fight Forever, with details regarding the games features still very much limited.
Reports emerged last month stating that due to a number of production setbacks, the game’s playable roster would feature several notable omissions.
AEW President Tony Khan, appearing on the Talking on The Corner podcast, has now provided an update on the planned roster for the upcoming title, along with the potential for additional characters being added at a later date via DLC.
“I’m not gonna put an exact date on it. But we’ve put a lot of time and effort into the development of this game. It’s gonna be great. A lot of the great stars of AEW are in it, and a number of people who’ve come in, even in the past year, will be featured in that game, and a lot of big stars have come in in the past year, and we’ve added some stars along the way that I think are really important to get in the game for everybody. So we’ll have a great roster when we launch, and then we’ll still be able to add people through DLC as we go, but making sure we get the best possible roster when we start. We’ve signed so many wrestlers in the last year, especially in the recent months. We may not be able to get every single person in, but people that have signed pretty recently, we’re still trying to get some of the biggest names in because we think that’s the best chance for the launch of the game is to have some of the biggest stars in the world of wrestling in the game, and we already had a lot of them, and we’re adding more.”-Tony Khan
The current list of confirmed playable stars set to feature as part of the AEW: Fight Forever roster includes Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy, Hikaru Shida, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, Kris Statlander, Ruby Soho, Nyla Rose, Sting, and Owen Hart.
We look forward to hearing more regarding AEW’s console video game debut, and hope that the company can replicate the success of WWE’s most recent video game outing, WWE 2K22, which saw a return to form for the franchise.
H/T to WrestleZone for the transcription.