If you’re in the camp who thought a Transformers MMO was the worst idea in the long history of bad ideas, well, we’ve got good news. Jagex agrees with you, sort of, but the firm has also decided that the license is more fitting for a MOBA than an MMORPG and has adjusted the development trajectory accordingly.
“Transformers are about war; they’re about action,” Jagex chief creative director Alex Horton recently told Edge. “They don’t carry gold, bake bread, catch fish, cut down trees. But for all they take away, they throw open so many more opportunities. Maybe there’s more in a selection of characters and abilities, and the strategy in that, than there is [in] leveling a character endlessly and going through f— loads of boss battles.”
Transformers Universe will be a browser-based title. Jagex has not yet announced a release date.