Re: Does WWE need annual releases?
It needs to have yearly spaces because of the amount of time it takes to create these games, even if it's just an update. You'll be very surprised how long it takes to make a new game, perhaps 3 to 4 years on average all together. You can list a handful of changes from any two WWE games, from graphics to new game modes and match types. The story modes of each game take time to make as well. I'm surprised they actually fit all that into a year.
Plus more money is the point of having a company. Truthfully, you'd much rather get more money than truly satisfy each and every consumer, because that's the point in having a job and a company. This is also why game companies include special pre-order/special edition/first hand buyer goodies so that they get more money sent directly to them.