Transformers Universe Update from London’s MCM Expo

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Jagex were presenting a panel on the Transformers Universe MMO at London’s MCM expo over the weekend. During the panel they covered a whole bunch of features of the game, some of which we already knew from previous Q&A sessions, but there are also a few hints at new things which have not been covered previously, such as how you can use real-world currency in the game and why the title is “Universe” (hint: you’re not going to be Earthbound forever…)

Here’s a list of key points from the presentation, taken down by TFW2005 member Cosablanca:

  • A free web-based MMO based on Transformers Prime.
  • Aimed to last for at least 10 years.
  • Will have various known Transformers Characters
  • At launch the game will be based on Earth but eventually other “areas” will be accessible such as Cybertron + other planets. Hence, the name “Universe”. They have stated that new transformers will be introduced as we travel from one world to another.
  • Energon is aimed to be used as a currency.
  • Real money will be integrated in the game but in what way exactly has not been yet finalized. Most likely a way to increase the pace of things for people who would like quick results. It will not be used to purchase a more powerful weapon as that would not be fair.

Regarding Customization:

  • Initially only vehicles but animal forms/beast modes to follow.
  • You can choose a male or a female character.
  • There will be classes: ie brawler, snipper, technician (not yet defined)
  • Alternate modes are not just a mount

Discussion / Comments (Jump to this Thread on the Boards)

  1. Cosablanca's Avatar Cosablanca says

    Hi guys,

    Thought I would share with you some info I gathered about the new MMO Jagex is making – Transformers Universe

    I went to the London Expo on Saturday and Jagex gave a 20 min talk where they talked about the game, answered questions from facebook and from the public.

    I also recorded part of the talk but having some issues uploading on youtube as they say the video is "too long". Its only 18 min long...

    In Summary:

    A free web-based MMO based on Transformers Prime.
    Aimed to last for at least 10 years.
    Will have various known Transformers Characters
    At launch the game will be based on Earth but eventually other “areas” will be accessible such as Cybertron + other planets. Hence, the name “Universe”. They have stated that new transformers will be introduced as we travel from one world to another.
    Energon is aimed to be used as a currency.
    Real money will be integrated in the game but in what way exactly has not been yet finalized. Most likely a way to increase the pace of things for people who would like quick results. It will not be used to purchase a more powerful weapon as that would not be fair.

    Regarding Customization:
    Initially only vehicles but animal forms/beast modes to follow.
    You can choose a male or a female character.
    There will be classes: ie brawler, snipper, technician (not yet defined)
    Alternate modes are not just a mount

    Hope you found this useful.

    29.5.12: This is the video which I eventually managed to upload. Enjoy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4HT-cmvBwk

  2. Plainsjumper has no avatar! Plainsjumper says

    Did you get the sense that they would actually have a Beta version by the end of the year or not?

  3. Tiller's Avatar Tiller says

    Are we ever going to get some solid screenshots or video of this thing? They keep going on and on about stuff but are showing nothing. Not that I have any faith in this thing though.

  4. av83 has no avatar! av83 says

    I've never played any online games specially mmo but if its anything close to what they keep saying about this game set some $$$ aside to give it a try............that's if my wife doesn't come out with her" I need a new stove and fridge" stories again

  5. Prime Jetscream's Avatar Prime Jetscream says

    Sounds like FusionFall.

    Which is... AWESOME.

    I can't wait for customization.

  6. soundwaverulls's Avatar soundwaverulls says

    So mow it's confirmed that there will eventually be beast forms. Just a while ago we got word for the first time that it was a possibility. I hope it this isn't a misinterpretation of what the makers said. And if true, I hope you can scan a beast mode and not have to make a new character in a different class and have to start leveling it up from level zero.

    I'm also glad you can't become more powerful through money. I don't intend to pay for anything more than the ability to play and if people could become more powerful than me through money alone, I wouldn't even buy that. So far, I'm pleased by the money parts.

    I thought it was already confirmed to have other worlds in it. Although I hadn't heard that they wouldn't be put in at the launch.

    The game sounds like it could be good. I might buy it. Obviously I need more info first though. I hope we hear more about it soon.

  7. spartan 3764's Avatar spartan 3764 says

    wow im on first page! anyway sounds great! i want to see a warpath

  8. Wrecker217's Avatar Wrecker217 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cosablanca View Post

    Alternate modes are not just a mount
    Auto correct not working for you?

  9. kjeevahh's Avatar kjeevahh says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cosablanca View Post
    There will be classes: ie brawler, snipper, technician (not yet defined)
    snipper? cool, like this?

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