Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article

Transformers News: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article

Monday, December 10th, 2012 3:12PM CST

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Last month we reported that Jagex's Transformers: Universe MMO would be featured on the cover of EDGE magazine as well as receive an 8 page article discussing the gameplay within. That article is now available to read online. Click here to visit the EDGE website and view the full article, we mirrored the screenshots below.

Rather than use a traditional MMOG-style tabbed-targeting control system, which involves the player manually selecting targets, Universe adopts a more action game approach, locking onto the nearest enemy in the middle third of the screen. The aim is to keep the game fluid, while affording control over what you’re hitting, with aiming reticles and subtle zoom-ins creating what Horton calls a “Top Gun-ny vibe”. Feedback on firing itself is satisfyingly meaty and powerful, while a weapon-specific power bar lends an active element to combat. Some ranged weapons require time to acquire a lock; some have cooldowns; others, like Vanquish’s hammer, charge up and only deal top damage when the bar’s maxed out.


We move on to a contested area, Cooper switching to a smaller bot, which transforms into a red sports car. Situated under a huge dam is an Energon field, ripe for the mining. The aim for both the Decepticons and Autobots is to drop Energon probes into the ground and then remain within 10 metres of them to absorb the Energon they extract. The closer you are to them, the faster they deal it out, so the game’s about keeping position as both teams race to collect 1,000 units first. Complicating matters is the fact that the process can wake Terrorcons, which attack both sides, and that greedy players can simply keep the Energon they earn for themselves.

It’s a fast-paced brawl with a clear objective, one that earns the winning team the opening of a new portal for a short period that leads to the next battleground, a broken, burning city. As such, as each faction wins battlegrounds, they get to move on to the next in a progression that’s managed by two storylines, one for the Decepticons and one for the Autobots. It’s another product of Horton’s background with GTA: “We can’t do this game without telling a story,” he says. But it’s not simply the result of a mandate from Hasbro’s legacy with expressing Transformers through narrative-driven cartoons and film, and nor is it Horton falling back to home comforts. “Obviously, all the stuff I did with Sam and Dan Houser was about that, but what we’re aspiring to make is a suite of different battlefields that we need to give context to. I’m not knocking a Quake level, but we don’t know why they’re there. I think story’s very important for that.”



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Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1445604)
Posted by noctorro on December 10th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CST
Burn wrote:Unfortunately we're expected to install Java.

I don't want to install Java.


You can't expect a full 3d game to run on microsoft paint or flash (that will flood 'n crash your computer in seconds).

Be glad you don't have to install Unreal Tournament 3, or Crytech engine.

News, news and it has been news for about 10 years it seems.

WHENNNNNN!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1445932)
Posted by El Duque on December 11th, 2012 @ 8:36pm CST
If you were lucky enough to be selected for the closed beta testing phase of Jagex's upcoming MMO Transformers Universe tomorrow is your big day! AngryChad of the TFW2005 boards has reported receiving an email from Jagex announcing the closed beta testing will begin tomorrow. See the email mirrored below:

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The time has come, friends and family. You have been selected from hundreds and thousands of applicants based on a combination upon your computer specifications and feedback, for access to the first wave of closed BETA sessions - prepare for war!

This first session will focus on an initial slice of combat features only. A core selection of 4 Transformer warriors per faction will be available to compete with on a team death-match map. More features and content will be added over successive BETAs.


The beta will open on:
12th December 2012 @ 18.00 - 20.00 EST


Log in to TransformersUniverse.com ahead of the session and accept the non-disclosure agreement (NDA), a required part of BETA entry. This is a simple legal document designed to ensure the game remains top-secret in this testing and research phase.


The second session is on:
16th December 2012 @ 14.00 - 16.00 EST




HOW TO ACCESS THE GAME?

To battle in the closed BETA log in to TransformersUniverse.com from 18:00 onwards on the 12th December. The first time you load the game it may take a little while. Ahead of the closed BETA launch you can check out the Game Guide to familiarize yourself with the controls and mechanics, and please make sure you have the latest copies of Java, DirectX and VSRuntime installed.

Thanks for your commitment commander - we await your report from the front lines.

JOIN THE WAR[/quote]
Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1445937)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 11th, 2012 @ 9:09pm CST
Just 2 hour sessions? I find that underwhelming.
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Posted by EagleBot13 on December 11th, 2012 @ 9:19pm CST
Anyone know if they have sent all the emails yet or if you could still get one?
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Posted by First-Aid on December 11th, 2012 @ 10:39pm CST
Got mine. Who else is in?
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 12th, 2012 @ 11:20am CST
Guess I didn't get in. -sigh-
Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1446092)
Posted by El Duque on December 12th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CST
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Transformers Universe website launches



Leading independent games studio Jagex today announced the launch of its all new Transformers Universe website in preparation for the next stage of the free-to-play MMO’s release.

As well as featuring an entire redesign, the addition of forums and a news feed for all things Transformers Universe, the website will be the new and improved hub for the game’s BETA when it goes live in early 2013.

Tim Hodges, Transformers Universe Brand Director commented “We are delighted to be entering the next phase of our launch plans for Transformers Universe and we hope that players enjoy using this new hub for all the latest Transformer Universe news and information. We’re getting closer to unleashing Transformers Universe into browsers so stay tuned for more information and be sure to visit the site and sign up for BETA today”

The new website and BETA registration can be found here:- http://www.TransformersUniverse.com


About Transformers Universe:
Transformers Universe is an action packed massively multiplayer war game that puts you at the heart of the biggest battle in-gaming Autobots vs. Decepticons. With dozens of Transformers’ warriors to choose from, only the smartest and most adept commander will be able to steer their team to victory.










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Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1446096)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 1:58pm CST
Can't wait to start playing. :twisted:
Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1446105)
Posted by RAcast on December 12th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CST
No luck here, but I'm glad they have the site properly up and running.
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Posted by Autobot Megatron on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:13pm CST
It's already happened?, right? My time zone conversion skills are a bit off at the moment.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:39pm CST
Autobot Megatron wrote:It's already happened?, right? My time zone conversion skills are a bit off at the moment.


Yes. It already happened. Might still be going on, I don't know. I wasn't invited. :-x
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Posted by Autobot Megatron on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:43pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Autobot Megatron wrote:It's already happened?, right? My time zone conversion skills are a bit off at the moment.


Yes. It already happened. Might still be going on, I don't know. I wasn't invited. :-x

That's good, thought I was going a bit crazy. It's weird though, I know there's a disclosure agreement, but I thought we'd hear from someone!
Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1446236)
Posted by El Duque on December 13th, 2012 @ 7:56am CST
The newly launched Transformers Universe website has posted a trio of new screenshots. Closed beta testing is now underway.





Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1446248)
Posted by Rated X on December 13th, 2012 @ 8:41am CST
What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?
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Posted by Slashercon on December 13th, 2012 @ 9:05am CST
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on December 13th, 2012 @ 11:12am CST
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 13th, 2012 @ 12:04pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?


Hell, I think it was even earlier than June.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1446291)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 13th, 2012 @ 12:07pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?


Hell, I think it was even earlier than June.


We first heard about an MMO game in March of 2011, maybe earlier. Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 was when it was revealed as "Transformers: Universe."
Re: Transformers Universe MMO EDGE Magazine Article (1446402)
Posted by Rated X on December 13th, 2012 @ 7:15pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?


Hell, I think it was even earlier than June.


We first heard about an MMO game in March of 2011, maybe earlier. Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 was when it was revealed as "Transformers: Universe."



The thing is, I dont play video games. So I probally passed any stories on this thinking it was related to WFC/FOC. There was a point where every day we were getting a new image of Bruticus or Metroplex and I stopped reading stories about games.
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Posted by First-Aid on December 13th, 2012 @ 8:11pm CST
I am royally cheesed. THey scheduled both two hour sessions at times where I was unavailable. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

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