Transformers Universe Shutting Down

Team-based MMO closing down for good on January 31 as Jagex moves to focus on its own IP.

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Team-based PC MMO Transformers Universe is shutting down, publisher Jagex announced Tuesday in a blog post on the game's website.

Jagex confirmed that the decision to close Transformers Universe was made together with license owner Hasbro. Moving forward, Jagex will focus on its own IP such as RuneScape, while Hasbro said it plans to "pursue alternative digital gaming opportunities," including the recently announced Transformers: Battle Tactics for mobile devices.

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"If there are any staffing issues that arise out of this additional level of restructuring, then we will discuss them with the parties concerned first and foremost," a Jagex representative told GamesIndustry International. "As ever, we will make any possible outcomes public, but only at the appropriate time."

The shutdown of Transformers Universe begins today. As part of the movie, all players who purchased a Founders Pack, as well as those who bought relic bundles and starter packs, will receive refunds. On top of that, the game is no longer accepting new players.

Transformers Universe will close once and for all on January 31, 2015. You can read a full goodbye note to fans at the game's website.

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