When AEW Games launched in November of 2020 and revealed their three upcoming titles, many fans saw AEW Elite General Manager, or AEW Elite GM, as the crown jewel.
With GM Mode being one of the most beloved classic wrestling game modes for many fans, AEW Elite GM will follow that example with a new mobile GM simulator.
AEW Elite GM Release Date
Unfortunately, there is no official release date for AEW Elite GM or even an expected window for when they hope to have the game launch.
AEW Casino: Double or Nothing launched a little over three months after the reveal of AEW Games, so it's possible AEW will try to keep this pace and aim for a release this summer.
However, we do know that progress is continuing to be made as we got an update in January and then a more extensive look at gameplay during the AEW 2.Show episode on February 25, 2021.
When it was revealed during the AEW Games announcement in November of 2020, AEW also provided us with an official Teaser Trailer for AEW Elite GM.
This trailer provided our first glimpse at AEW Elite GM, and you could already see some of the core art style and gameplay that they've continued to reveal in later update.
We got another sneak peek during the AEW Games 2.Show episode in January, but it was the release on February 25, 2020 that has given us the best look yet.
After giving a preview of the gameplay in the larger episode, AEW Games unveiled the official Core Gameplay Trailer for AEW Elite GM.
While the art style and overall feel of the game is consistent with the early view in the teaser trailer, there are definite improvements in even this pre-alpha footage that show the game is becoming more polished.
AEW Referee and Project Lead for AEW Elite GM Aubrey Edwards talks viewers through the Core Gameplay Trailer, explaining how the cost of signing wrestlers to your roster will be influenced by their in-game stats.
Crystallized Games on board as AEW Elite GM developer
While a relatively new studio, AEW Elite GM is not the first project for Crystallized Games, which was founded in 2016.
Led by CEO Stephen Kim, a former project manager in the mining industry, and CCO Adam Collver, an experienced digital artist from the VFX industry, the two came together to found Crystallized Games.
The studio previously released Relic Raiders, a free-to-play character-based arena fighting game, on Steam in October of 2018.