Apparently Transformers Universe was less than met the eye... or the wallet.
Jagex today announced plans to shutter the pseudo-MOBA title at 10 a.m. GMT on Jan. 31. Players are already getting refunds for their purchases, including their Founder's Packs -- the most expensive of which, if you'll recall, went for an astounding $449.
In their farewell message, Jagex calls it a "challenging time" and says that Jagex and Hasbro are making this move to "realign their plans and focuses for 2015.
The game never made it out of beta, but I thought it was reasonably enjoyable for what it was. A "Transformers MMO" had been talked about for years, but I think the notion of being able to make your own Autobot or Decepticon, complete with a unique transformation and the kind of individuality you see in character creation in MMOs, was something of a pipe dream that could never be executed, no matter how badly people wanted it.
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