Jagex wants everyone to know they’ll be celebrating their fourth of July with a 24-hour livestream as they launch Transformers Universe into Open Beta. Yes, instead of spending the day outside roasting fresh meat and watching colorful explosions, they’ll be doing the same thing online instead. Everyone who signs up and joins over the weekend will also enjoy double XP for the weekend and chances to win $75,000 in prizes.

Despite being “downgraded” from a full fledged MMO to a MOBA Jagex’s CEO Mark Gerhard spoke of Transformers Universe as a game believed “worthy to be Jagex’s second massively multiplayer online game.” Indeed when we jumped in for a peak at the closed beta, we found elements of MMO sprinkled throughout, with players utilizing an overworld for travel and some PvE quest purposes in conjunction with instanced PvP.

Players interested in joining forces with either the Autobots or Decepticons may do so by signing up here.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. Is this really a MOBA and not just a third person shooter? I haven’t seen any League-like elements in any of the footage.

  2. I dont like that the same heroes and idea’s are constantly being recycled. After the first Superman Movie, the other 27 just dont compare… Stop making clones… Can we get some fresh idea’s ?

    • The reason this is happening is because there is no jobs which involve people who sit down and brainstorm good ideas. Instead most developers and programmers are the ones responsible of that, and let me tell you, they lack creativity. Unless they take ideas from their community or replicate other competitors, they fail. However listening to the community entirely and replicating other ideas is also pretty bad to some extent. That’s why they should be paying people to think, but they don’t.

      Honestly, most games, music, and movies these days suck. I don’t think it’s cause I’m getting old, I just think people are doing things all wrong.

      • I personally believe that the reasoning for it is because using a well known established IP is a much safer bet than trying a new IP. It’s also alot easier to do it this way since you are marketing your product to an already existing fanbase whereas with new ideas you have to create that fanbase.

        Most development studios do have people hired specifically for creative purposes. There’s tons of concept art created daily that never goes past being a concept.

      • That kind of job exist it’s call game designer. but the problem is not lack of ideas, what is kill this industry are the publishers, the ones who pay for the game. they like to play safe and go for IP’s that are well know and with a fan base already. And For that is why more and more development teams switch to kickstarter or other way to funding they work, like “Wasteland 2” Team or Keiji Inafune with “Mighty No.9”

  3. eh idk what you guys think but I think the game is good in a way, just wish it was easier to get new bots.

    Decepticons have cookies by the way and are winning in closed beta. ^^

  4. Back when this game was first announced as in development Runescape still had some pretty good updates. Since then it has turned into WoW in a browser, is broken and complete crap compared to the original in all ways EXCEPT graphics.

    I shudder to think how bad this game is.


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