After widespread complaints from dissatisfied customers over glitch-addled gameplay and useless fixes, the makers of WWE 2K20 have reportedly disposed of more than 1.4 million unsold copies of the game in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Truckloads of the game were transported this week to the same landfill where, in the 1980s, Atari dumped copies of the rushed-to-market flop E.T. videogame, which bears many of the same flaws as WWE 2K20.
In both E.T. and WWE 2K20, for example, players immediately fall into a pit from which escape is impossible (but in the latter, players crash through a wooden table at the bottom of the pit).
Among the other glitches that have plagued WWE 2K20:
- Braun Strowman has only one arm, but it is nine feet long
- Referees frequently engage in what appears to be auto-erotic self-flagellation — even more so than in real life
- Charlotte’s finisher is the figure-seven wristlock
- The roof of the Hell in a Cell cage is only three feet above the ring, and frequently crushes wrestlers
- Corey Graves does commentary in the same intolerable manner as on TV
- Matches can only be won by four-count, double-disqualification, or decapitation
- In-ring weddings and contract signings always go smoothly
The New Mexico landfill was chosen as the dumping site for the games because the yard behind WWE’s Connecticut headquarters is already the burial ground of 3 million gallons of unsold ICO PRO.