Jagex Transformers Universe Preview Article

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Edge Online has posted an article looking at the upcoming Transformers Universe game by Jagex, the makers of Runescape. The article looks at the challenges of creating an MMOG based on Transformers. There’s some talk about the gameplay as well – namely how the game is taking more of an action based approach than your usual MMORPG like World of Warcraft. There’s discussion of the idea of how teamwork will function in the game as well as a description of a mission involving mining Energon near a dam, complete with Terrorcons showing up to attack both sides.

Check out the full article at Edge online by clicking here.

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  1. Kaijumaster's Avatar Kaijumaster says

    I knew a TF MMO Was an inevitability, but I always assumed it would be on Cybertron......

  2. AngryChad's Avatar AngryChad says

    While I think the move from MMO to MOBA is smart, I wonder about the timing. Prime is already changing, and I wonder how much longer it'll even be around.

  3. frenzyrumble has no avatar! frenzyrumble says

    WoW - most successful MMO of all time

    TF - let's not make it like WoW

    why?

    Perhaps Cybertron will be an expansion, if the game succeeds

  4. Sockie's Avatar Sockie says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by frenzyrumble View Post
    WoW - most successful MMO of all time

    TF - let's not make it like WoW

    why?

    Perhaps Cybertron will be an expansion, if the game succeeds
    They've already talked about possibly adding to alien worlds to the game eventually--I don't think it's a stretch that you'll be able to visit Cybertron in the game at some point.

  5. lordjimmybob's Avatar lordjimmybob says

    “Maybe there’s more in a selection of characters and abilities, and the strategy in that, than there is [in] levelling a character endlessly and going through fuck loads of boss battles.”
    -Alex Horton

    Nice ending. However, I'm worried about selecting characters. I thought it was class based and full character customization?

  6. frenzyrumble has no avatar! frenzyrumble says

    I think I also read in the article that this is a continuity of FOC, which would void out the need/point of cybertron...still, I am sure there will be bases and tech type zones at least.

  7. Taziir's Avatar Taziir says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by frenzyrumble View Post
    WoW - most successful MMO of all time

    TF - let's not make it like WoW

    why?

    Perhaps Cybertron will be an expansion, if the game succeeds
    Why not like WoW? That's an easy one - every game that has tried to copy WoW has had hit and miss levels of success going down that route and players are leaving WoW in droves. Big names like LOTRO was a success for a while but SWTOR fell flat on it's face. Many newer MMO's are waking up to the idea that the old Everquest / WoW model is done. GuildWars 2 struck out in an interesting direction and Planetside 2 seems to be more refined competitive play. Both are highly polished f2p games - unthinkable 5 years ago.

    I'm not sure if it's in the online article, but in the printed version Jagex stated that they wanted to get away from the level/gear treadmill of progression, which suits longer play sessions, in favour of burst sessions. This implies to me short'n'sweet pvp matches & missions.

    I would like to see persistent battlegrounds and raid boss content, but somehow I doubt well get these.

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