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Jagex Delivers A Flashy Transformers Universe Trailer, But Not Many Details

Transformers Universe has been in development for some time, and we had a chance to interview members of the Jagex team almost a year ago. Since then, the title has shifted focus enough that Jagex is describing it not in traditional MMO terminology, but as a “MOTA.”

Transformers Universe will be a massively online tactical action game that runs in your browser and is free-to-play. Players will have control of a squad of Autobots or Decepticons. Beyond that though, we don’t know exactly how the game will shake out, as details are fairly thin right now.

Thankfully, Jagex is getting ready to let players into a closed beta in advance of the summer 2014 launch. You can sign up for that here.

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  • Interesting. I saw a mix of art styles and character variations. I saw Transformer Movie Bumblebee, an older (but not G1) Megatron, and Arcee from Prime.
  • That is a cool trailer; I dig the Transformers Prime-style redesigns of the Michael Bay-formers, and the inclusion of Bumblebee and Arcee (and Cliffjumper?) from that show. If the action is anywhere near as engaging as Fall of Cybertron, it should be fun.
  • This has me interested, might be the first F2P game on my PC. Looking forward to learning more.

  • Its sad when you know Almost all the transformers.
  • I may give this a try... Because Decepticons.
  • wait, Jagex? The people who made Runescape?

  • As soon as I heard you wouldn't be able to create your own decepticon or autobot and control them, my interest in this game took a nosedive.
  • I'd definitely give this game a try. For all the hate Jagex get's, it is not deserved. RuneScape is a quality game, just not my style. But I'd be lying if I didn't say I played it for years as a kid. Anyways, I have faith in the dev team.
  • Looks interesting, if the controls are good and hopefully enough people are online playing this maybe a hit.

  • #sick of hashtags #game looks pretty meh too #lolomg joke is over #make it stop #hashtag What I'm TRYING to say here is that when you end a visually impressive and relatively dark trailer with a tag line that is hashtagged, it loses something.
  • Cool beans.

  • please let this be playable on mac this looks awesome!

  • I'm pretty sure a MOTA is just a MOBA with Transformers... I signed up anyways, because it's freaking Transformers.

  • As much as I love Jagex - I'm frequently on Runescape - their work ethic is almost hideous. Several times they've shifted the parameters of a project until they were left with no money and nothing to show for it. They're good developers, they're just really awful at managing their affairs. And it seems to be coming from middle management.

  • I gotta say, I'm not too big of a fan of the Prime-style visuals

  • I gotta say, I'm not too big of a fan of the Prime-style visuals