Transformers Universe Beta To Begin “Very Soon”
Transformers Universe Executive Producer, Kris Jones, informed Eurogamer that we can expect beta “very soon”. According to Kris, the Transformers Universe beta is not too far away, as they want to stay on track for a 2012 release.
“We’ve taken some assets; we’ve been in touch with the studios and we’ve taken from that, but we are our own game – that’s the bit that needs to be made clear. We’re not making a game based on any existing continuity.
We don’t want to pigeon-hole ourselves to just the toys, or just [Generation 1 1984-1993], or just Prime, or just the movies. We’ve been very clear that we want to take from all over the universe. That’s why it’s called Universe.
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. 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.
We’re currently working on [what vehicles we want to offer]. Obviously we’re going to have all your basic vehicles, but it’s still something we’re ironing out. I wouldn’t want to undersell what we’re aiming to do for launch right now. I can’t give you [a number].
All I can say is we’re going for the most variety we can have,” said Jones. “We’re all massive Transformers fans; we know what Transformers fans are going to want.
We’re staying away from – currently in the cartoons there’s kids in the cartoons, we’re not having any children in our game.
I had [the] Springer [toy], who was a triple-changer, who was my favourite, because he could be a car and a plane. He killed two birds with one stone. I also had Megatron and Galvatron. I had loads. I had lots of hand-me-down toys.”
- So, we can expect the game to be more tuned to adults, rather than children (it will be highly accessible for both though).
- He also talked a little bit about how there are different classes, and your character’s vehicle type is linked to your class.
- The game is not set in any existing continuity; instead, it barrows from all of them, hence the name “Universe”.