By Matt Fowler, IGN.com
When it was announced that the legendary "Stone Cold" Steve Austin would be on the cover of WWE 2K16, fan reaction was a bit mixed. Many felt that the ass-kicking, beer-swigging mega-star of the Attitude Era was the perfect choice while some thought the honor should have gone to a newer superstar. And while Stone Cold himself certainly sees both sides of the argument, he knows that when "you get that call from Vince to be on the cover, you don't turn it down."
IGN had a chance to speak with Austin in New York at 2K's Summerslam Kickoff Event and ask him what he thought the fans would love most about WWE 2K16 (as well as get a few SummerSlam predictions). "I think the fact that this is the largest roster ever assembled within the confines of a WWE game is great," Austin said. "And also that you can create whatever kind of character that you want. Now, the story mode is highly intriguing because it covers my career from start to finish. So you get to experience that and play through it. Experience a lot of my trials and tribulations along the way."
"Obviously, you can skip that and just play the video game," Austin continued, "but to me I was blown away by it. And for me to be able to look back at my own career through a video game is pretty damn cool. So for a very passionate fan who digs the product, I think it'll be a cool ride for them as well." Austin also mentioned that - bah gawd! - Jim Ross, the iconic voice behind so many classic Stone Cold matches, would be calling matches during his story mode.