Transformers fans will be pleased to hear that Cambridge, UK based developers, Jagex Limited have signed a deal with Hasbro to jointly create a new online multiplayer game based on the popular franchise.
Jagex is one of the biggest indie game developers and publishers in the world and their top MMOG, RuneScape, has gone on to become the worlds most popular free-to-play online title.
According to the press release on the Jagex website, Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Gaming and Media at Hasbro said, “Hasbro's decision to align with Jagex speaks to the quality of their award-winning development and publishing team that boasts an outstanding track record of delivering innovative and fun online games capable of reaching millions of gamers across the globe.”
Mark was also highly praising of Jagex, stating that the game will be in very good hands. "We are extremely excited to create a dream team that combines TRANSFORMERS brand stewards with Jagex development experts to deliver an epic TRANSFORMERS gaming experience to fans in 2012."
Transformers as a brand has produced not just popular TV shows and toys, but also a trilogy of high grossing movies. It has also had its fair share of games released in the past with mixed results. The last effort came in the form of Transformers: Battle for Cybertron, developed by High Moon Studios and released June 2010. The game was well received both in the press and by the public and will spawn a sequel due out sometime next year.
There is no news as to what formats the Jagex version of Transformers will be released on as of yet.