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[PCGamer] Transformers Universe beta “very soon,” first details revealed

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Jagex have told Eurogamer that beta testing of their new free-to-play, browser-based MMO, Transformers Unvierse, will kick off “very soon†in preparation for a full release next year. They’ve also dropped some new details. Read on for information about the class system, vehicle transformation and how Transformers Universe will relate to the recent cartoon series.

Player bots will belong to different classes, denoted by the vehicle that they can transform into. “Some people want to be tanks, some people want to be motorbikes, some people want to be sports cars, some people want to be an SUV. It’s very much down to the person,†executive producer Kris Jones told Eurogamer. “It’s very easy to say, ‘Oh I want to be a Jet,’ but I think you’ll end up with a wide variety of what people will want to be.â€
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/09/tr...ails-revealed/

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http://youtu.be/14trvuTmjHg
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So uh...Jagex? lol?!

I am interested though, thanks for the link.
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Most companies wasted time and money trying the subscription model. Look at Cryptic.
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Most companies wasted time and money trying the subscription model. Look at Cryptic.
Well, I think Jagex is doing rather well with the subscription version of Runescape combined with the advertising on the free-play side. There are ways to succeed with either, but free-play should help this new game gain a foothold initially.
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man i really hope i can get into this!!
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YUCK... looks like another transformers idea ruined.. It's a shame really how much the incredibly uninspired michael bay films have ruined TF's.


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Universe will take inspiration from the recent Transformers Prime animated series

yuck yuck yuck and yuck... the designs are terrible. Get some good Japanese Artists and maybe.. thanks Michael bay ...

IF they said something like " the inspiration will be taken from Transformers the Movie 1984" i wold be excited that there might be some colorful imagination in there.

If they are going for the UNIVERSE thing with that art style, everything is going to look like garbage.
Get some good art direction.

I guess i'll have to wait and see how this thing pans out. Still interested but certainly not hopeful.

thanks for the news OP
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