Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 5:24AM CDT

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The folks at Jagex, the company behind the MOBA Transformers: Universe, have sent us a link to a new video episode of Under the Hood. This time round they focus on some of the people involved behind the scenes, including voice actors Frank Welker and Peter Cullen - check it out below!

Join us as we go behind the scenes of Transformers Universe, bring you closer to the guys that are making the game.

In this episode we catch-up with Vice President David Nicholson for some updates that have been dropping into the game, get top game tips from the team and some of our top players, and we head on over to LA to check in with the two major stars – Optimus Prime & Megatron! Learn more about the VO work they've been doing in-game and get a sneak peak at an upcoming project.

Want to know more about TU? Head on over to our website and try the game right now @ http://www.transformersuniverse.com -- After you've watched the video of course.


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Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1599006)
Posted by Bonfire on August 13th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
A.) the game look freaking awesome, and B.) You can play it now right?
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1599104)
Posted by Deadput on August 13th, 2014 @ 6:00pm CDT
Bonfire wrote:A.) the game look freaking awesome, and B.) You can play it now right?




Yes it has been playable for 2 or 3 months.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1599274)
Posted by Bonfire on August 14th, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Bonfire wrote:A.) the game look freaking awesome, and B.) You can play it now right?




Yes it has been playable for 2 or 3 months.


I started playing it yesterday, and I must say, it is quite good, for a game in beta. I like how you can go into kinda free roam and do random missions with friends. Like just beating terrorcons with other bots. Just endless mission/waves is a good idea. Keep on going whoever made the game, It's pretty awesome!
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1599794)
Posted by Tyrannacon on August 16th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CDT
Been playing this for some time and I enjoy it. Nice to see they got Peter Cullen and Frank Welker to do the voices. Quite pleased with it thus far.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1600607)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 20th, 2014 @ 6:28am CDT
Tech website Computing were able to have a chat with Jagex' head of IT Barry Zubel, in an interview that may interest the more technologically inclined players of the Transformers: Universe MOBA game. Check out a sample below, and head here for the full piece!

[quote]n Cambridge, the city where the studio is based, the tasks aren't quite as mystical, but as Jagex head of IT Barry Zubel told Computing, their completion will reap rewards for both developers and players as the studio prepares to launch its next blockbuster title: Transformers Universe.

"Our biggest project is virtualisation and that's going to be a big winner for us," he said, describing how "we've historically not virtualised anything operationally" due to the limits it would put on game performance – but that's changing.

[...]

"The closer we can push the game servers to our customers, the better the connectivity," said Zubel, who added that while RuneScape is able to function on high latency connections, the upcoming Transformers Universe isn't so tolerant, so Jagex has been attempting to install servers nearer to players.

"Transformers is a little less forgiving because of the game that it is, so we've been looking at placing servers in places where players will be," he said.[/quote]
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603340)
Posted by Dr Va'al on September 1st, 2014 @ 1:24pm CDT
A couple of Transformers: Universe MOBA updates, courtesy of their official Facebook page, and it's both for the purple corner of the arena. Check out below the first teaser for the Jagex design for Megatron, inspired by the War for Cybertron character design; also, an additional character teaser complete with potential name reveal: Pandemic. What do you think on these two? Let us know in the Energon Pub!

[quote]Decepticons of Transformers Universe! We thought we'd share a little advanced teaser with you of a new warrior that's on the horizon. Keep your crazy excitement to a minimum though, we don't want a Pandemic on our hands...[/quote]



[quote]"Peace through tyranny!" #Decepticons #AllHailMegatron[/quote]

Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603415)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 1st, 2014 @ 4:28pm CDT
The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603434)
Posted by Deadput on September 1st, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol



Maybe it would be funny if the game was not coming out soon and it was not in open beta.



But since thats not the case your joke is crap.


Not funny
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603435)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on September 1st, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
trying to think of what Pandemic's alt mode is his. chest design says at least a chrysler sebring or a jaguar though his body design says triple changer and a possible toyline to go with the game :BOT: :roll: :-$ i don't know anymore
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603436)
Posted by TulioDude on September 1st, 2014 @ 6:06pm CDT
Megatron looks he has a form in between his Fall for Cybertron and Prime versions.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603472)
Posted by megatronus on September 1st, 2014 @ 9:19pm CDT
Definitely want that Megatron as a figure. Or upgraded-FOC Megatron. Or really, ANY decent voyager Megatron.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603484)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 1st, 2014 @ 10:45pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol



Maybe it would be funny if the game was not coming out soon and it was not in open beta. But since thats not the case your joke is crap.

Jeez, rough crowd.

My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended. And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012, and it changed genres several times. Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603499)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on September 2nd, 2014 @ 12:08am CDT
trying to think of what Pandemic's alt mode is his. chest design says at least a chrysler sebring or a jaguar though his body design says triple changer and a possible toyline to go with the game :BOT: :roll: :-$ the color scheme on Pandemic strongly looks like sideways/doubleface but that could be mt thought on it
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603557)
Posted by megatronus on September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol



Maybe it would be funny if the game was not coming out soon and it was not in open beta. But since thats not the case your joke is crap.

Jeez, rough crowd.

My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended. And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012, and it changed genres several times. Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.

I think the point was for it to come out around the time Prime ended... but, delays and such. I'm sure there are a few people at Hasbro who are none too pleased at Jagex's performance here.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603651)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 2nd, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended.


Why? This game's backstory makes no sense continuity-wise anyway, so what's the point?

[quote]And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012,[/quote]

Development hell is not unheard of, and it certainly isn't that valid a criticism of a game. If Transformers Universe was an awful piece of crap, you could effectively call them out on this. However, the game has been well-received and is currently being enjoyed by many.

[quote]and it changed genres several times.[/quote]

And yet, the semi-final product has found a happy medium between all the genres they've considered. Imagine that.

[quote]Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.[/quote]

Have you played the game at all yet? If so, I'm not sure what your problem is.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1603657)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 2nd, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended.


Why? This game's backstory makes no sense continuity-wise anyway, so what's the point?

Art direction; this game is pretty much the TF: Prime Online Game. And I know that the recently released artwork of Megatron is not his TFP body per se, but many of the design elements seem to be based on that continuity more than any others.

[quote]And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012,[/quote]

PrymeStriker wrote:Development hell is not unheard of, and it certainly isn't that valid a criticism of a game. If Transformers Universe was an awful piece of crap, you could effectively call them out on this. However, the game has been well-received and is currently being enjoyed by many.

That is an excellent point, to which I will concede. It's my fault for not actually hearing what people have to say about the game; my immediate assumption with development hell is that the product rarely comes out pristine, if at all - Duke Nukem Forever, the Halo Motion Picture - I may be comparing apples to oranges, but that's just to illustrate my perspective.

[quote]and it changed genres several times.[/quote]

PrymeStriker wrote:And yet, the semi-final product has found a happy medium between all the genres they've considered. Imagine that.

Also a good point. I stand enlightened.

[quote]Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.[/quote]

PrymeStriker wrote:Have you played the game at all yet? If so, I'm not sure what your problem is.

I think problem is a too strong a word in this case. My interest in the game has simply waned over the course of the production. Perhaps disillusioned was also too strong a word on my part.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1604463)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 6th, 2014 @ 1:36pm CDT
From the Transformers: Universe front, we've new info on some upcoming updates! They are:

* Challenges will be introduced this Wednesday. Players will be able to challenge one another for rewards. As time progresses, challenges will be given more depth and rewards.

* Drummond Gorge, a new map for the Elimination gametype, is due for release on 17 September. Concurrently released with Drummond Gorge are vidual upgrades for the outer base maps.

* 24 September will see an upgrade for the map "Santa Vega" to rectify some glitches seen on the map, as well as a change to the center of the map to be more vehicle friendly.

* The new gametype "Recon" will be introduced to the game on 1 October. Recon is similar to how Capture the Flag works in Transformers: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, in that once a player has a flag, they are unable to transform. With its introduction, a new map will also be introduced designed specifically for Recon, with new maps following suit over time.

* New characters in-coming! Jagex-original characters Autobot Outsider and Decepticon Pandemic are coming sometime in September. Two other characters are slated for release in October, but in a neat surprise, they are plucked from Transformers lore... Chromia and Flamewar are joining the Universe fray! No images at this time, though. Not only are they slated to be playable, but two other characters have been leaked to be playable: Autobot inventor and mechanic Wheeljack and the Decepticon with a Ph. D. in narcissism and dismantling, Knock Out! They were leaked along with Outsider, Pandemic, Pitstop, and Contagion not too long ago.











Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1604537)
Posted by Peridot on September 6th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
I've been playing this game for a couple of months now, and I still don't get it. If this game is supposedly in a new continuity, then why is everything so Prime-ish? Bumblebee is literally just the Aligned version with G1 horns, Optimus almost looks like a more detailed version of his Rescue Bots form, and Megatron looks like a weird fusion of his WFC, G1 and Prime bodies. Everyone else is just a more greebled, slightly altered version of their TF:Prime equivalents.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1604574)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 6th, 2014 @ 11:19pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:I've been playing this game for a couple of months now, and I still don't get it. If this game is supposedly in a new continuity, then why is everything so Prime-ish? Bumblebee is literally just the Aligned version with G1 horns, Optimus almost looks like a more detailed version of his Rescue Bots form, and Megatron looks like a weird fusion of his WFC, G1 and Prime bodies. Everyone else is just a more greebled, slightly altered version of their TF:Prime equivalents.


Because it was supposed to be part of the Aligned continuity, which makes matters worse considering this story fits nowhere in it.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOBA Under the Hood Video - Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and More (1604584)
Posted by Deadput on September 7th, 2014 @ 12:38am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Metro Prime wrote:I've been playing this game for a couple of months now, and I still don't get it. If this game is supposedly in a new continuity, then why is everything so Prime-ish? Bumblebee is literally just the Aligned version with G1 horns, Optimus almost looks like a more detailed version of his Rescue Bots form, and Megatron looks like a weird fusion of his WFC, G1 and Prime bodies. Everyone else is just a more greebled, slightly altered version of their TF:Prime equivalents.


Because it was supposed to be part of the Aligned continuity, which makes matters worse considering this story fits nowhere in it.



That's wrong





It could take place as a prequel to Prime and by the end of the game the only ones left alive are the cast of Prime and RID (the new one) and maybe a few others but besides that all of the other Bots and Cons are dead



Triage: Dead

Drive-By: Dead (he was dying anyways)

Monsoon: Dead

Prowl: Probably dead unless he shows up in Rid.


that's just a few.

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