Transformers Universe is a browser-based MOTA from Jagex Games Studio and Hasbro. The game features the two factions of Autobots and Decepticons, player vs. player combat, and many popular characters from the Transformers series.
Jagex and Hasbro have agreed to shut down Transformers Universe on January 31, 2015. The closure comes about a month after Jagex announced downsizing of the development team, a fairly normal occurrence after a game is released. Jagex will focus on its existing IPs while Hasbro will pursue other game options for the Transformers IP.
Jagex has confirmed the next two warriors headed to Transformers Universe. According to press information, news of the inclusion of these two warriors based on characters from the TV show was leaked over night. While Jagex is willing to confirm that both Wheeljack and Knock Out are coming to TU, no further details will be released for the time being.
Jagex has announced the arrival of two new bots in Transformers Universe. Blade wielding Macro is joined by counterpart Decepticon and very stealthy Firebreaker. According to Jagex, the game will continue to see new Transformers added over time that expand the game's diversity and the dynamics of battle.
Two new motorbikes have entered Transformers Universe Online. Swagger (Autobot) and Diabla (Decepticon) zoomed into the game during the latest update and the pair are the first new bots to debut in game since it entered open beta.
Earlier this month, Transformers Universe celebrated a pair of open beta weekends. During each weekend, players were invited to climb to the top of the leaderboards to grab a share of the $75,000 prize pool. Today, Jagex announced the winners, each taking home $3,000, $1,500 or $500 depending on placement on the leaderboard.