Transformers MMO is looking pretty ____ ?

Jagex's upcoming browser-based Transformers Universe now called a Massively Online Tactical Action Game; check out a new trailer.

It's been a while since Jagex released any new information on Transformers Universe--its upcoming Autobots vs. Decepticons MMO based on Hasbro's toy franchise--but that changed today.

Jagex has launched a new trailer (below) for the game, and the publisher is now calling the project a Massively Online Tactical Action Game (MOTA). If you're scratching your head, you're not alone. We've never heard of a MOTA before, either.

Transformers Universe is described as a "fast-paced, battle-centric, tactical action game" with modes tailored to core and casual gamers alike, as well as Transformers enthusiasts. As a commander of a squad of bots, you'll recruit, maintain, and battle other players.

The game enters beta this summer, and you can sign up for the pre-release trial period at the game's website. For more on Transformers Universe, check out our previous coverage, though be aware that information comes from 2012 when the game was considered an MMO.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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98 comments
Ovirew
Ovirew

I'm not sure I understand why everyone is being so negative about it.  I mean there wasn't any gameplay shown, so you can't draw any conclusions about the gameplay yet, and I didn't see where it was a bad trailer really.

June-GS
June-GS

MOTA, LOL. And we thought MOBA sounds stupid.

Kr3isen
Kr3isen

''by Eddie Makuch'' Thats plenty for me to skip the article altogether and just go straight for the comments.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

Looking pretty ... weak sauce? 

Merseyak
Merseyak

THIS IS NOT A TRAILER!!!

sakaixx
sakaixx

looking pretty GOOD ?;)

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

haaa I also instantly thought of the word "SHIT"

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I'll buy it if I can kill Shia Labeouf ingame....

deadpen
deadpen

MMO, it is funny how three letters can make a game an instant failure.

prats93
prats93

Cant expect much from a shitty toy franchise. It will be as terrible as the films.

dominoodle
dominoodle

"Massively Online" makes no sense. Just say "Massive Online...".

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

I was hyped for this game. All I can say is the last beta was very unstable and disappointing. But since then there have been some radical changes in the game's directions so it should be very different now.

mattcake
mattcake

Transformers is right up there with Aliens for taking something everyone loves and pi**ing the license up the wall EVERY DAMN TIME.

Link3301
Link3301

If this is a browser game, then I am shocked. Those are some pretty visuals. Frankly the concept isn't very well explained so I don't know of I should be interested or not.

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

Fill in the blank using song/movie titles, GO!

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

too afraid to show gameplay? what's the point of this cg rubbish? awful song, awful trailer, pretty awful franchise. the movies have hurt the reputation of transformers in more ways i can list here. such a shame. 

feleas
feleas

I'll stick to my Cybertron games, kthnxbai

Fiendvinny
Fiendvinny

Can I get a tissue I just sneezed..

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Let's make suckling pig roast

The_Last_Paladi
The_Last_Paladi

@deadpen  And add the dreaded Browser to those 3 letters and it is even worse. Seriously, I don't know if I ever saw a good browser MMO, not in this day and age anyways.

Gopstop22
Gopstop22

@prats93  films were good also the cartoon were good if theres something terible its your taste

deadpen
deadpen

@prats93  Hey.... Gamespot does not allow facts on the discussion board!

hystavito
hystavito

@dominoodle  Yeah I was thinking the same thing but they wanted it to be MOTA so :).

Link3301
Link3301

It's because MMO means Massively Multiplayer Online

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

@Maverick6585

Transformers MMO is looking pretty Wrecking ball?

Transformers MMO is looking pretty 10,000 BC? 

Transformers MMO is looking pretty woman? 

Transformers MMO is looking pretty Kick-ass?

Transformers MMO is looking pretty Taken?

Transformers MMO is looking pretty Frozen? (Dang almost all the pixar movies are a good fit for this)

khuzko
khuzko

@feleas  The definition of KTHXBAI is "OK, Thanks, Bye"

dominoodle
dominoodle

@Link3301  In that context it makes sense. In the context they're using it it doesn't.