Certain Affinity’s Transformers game has struggled since the project was greenlit, but now sources have suggested that Splash Damage has taken over the project.
The supposed free-to-play third-person MMO is expected to release in 2023 and has taken inspiration from games like Destiny, it was said.
In this team-based experience, fan-favorite characters like Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and Megatron will be making their way to the game, with transformers being placed under different category types.
Somewhat similar to Destiny’s Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans, the Transformers title will have similar roles currently under the named Tank, Damage, and Support.
It’s believed the game has seen a few changes since it was under Certain Affinity under the name “Transformers Rise”, with the codename for the project apparently now being “Fortress”, one source said.
As for the game’s plot, it’s understood that the Transformers will be fighting a new enemy (on Earth) under the name of “The Legion”. The Legion are new enemies in the Transformers universe that consist of organic and non-organic matter that can corrupt transformers that turn them into bigger and badder versions of themselves.
Developed on Unreal Engine 4, it was said that the game felt “very outdated but has potential”.
With an apparent 2023 release, we should be hearing more about the game in the near future. No details were shared on which platforms the game will release.
Splash Damage was reached out for comment before this report, but said the studio cannot comment on rumors or speculation.
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