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Transformers Universe MMORPG Teaser Movie, Looks Mighty Epic

By Peter Van on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Updated: Game Informer has posted new images from Jagex showing off characters and game stills. Check them out in the gallery.

Jagex has released a new teaser movie of their upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Transformers Universe which shows off some mightily epic footage.

The video, while calm with classic music in the background, shows off the blue Decepticon fighter that we saw at BotCon as a cardboard cut-out transforming from his vehicle to robot mode.

Throughout the video, we see a setting where "it's time to choose sides to team up to wage war online."

The browser-based game is set for a 2012 release.

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5:46 pm

Flash is a vector graphics engine. While it is possible to use it for 3D, the scale we are talking about here (presuming these graphics are legit) would limit the TF MMO to only high end systems as Flash is a CPU whore. Looking at their other games, I'm going to bet it will be built similarly... read more 
5:09 pm

I like it. If they make it somewhat decent, with a proper character creator, good content, and endgame play, I'm in. 
2:12 am

not sure how long this game will be around after its released. I feel like i'm constantly hearing about other MMO's that are having their servers shut down for lack of interest. I'll give it a show on day one as long as its playable on Mac 
2:11 am

Um, yeah. That's a TF: YAWN... er, I mean TF: PRIME-esque transformer standing in the dark with a bunch of paired red and blue light sources intended to give the impression of eyes. That doesn't necessarily mean anything good or bad about the game itself, but that's essentially because ... read more 
1:34 am

(link) Some more images for your viewing pleasure 
8:22 pm

I always thought flash was a kind of engine but judging from that last post I'm wrong. Anyone care to enlighten me? 
5:48 pm

It might not be flashed based. Remember you can play Quake 3 from a browser as well. 
5:31 pm

Meh. In-game isn't going to look that good. I don't think thats flash based. Typically MMORPGs would require more then a flash-based game could provide. If this is a quality title you'll need at least a semi-high end PC to run it. 
5:14 pm

It's a neat trailer, wonder how the game will play and such. I know it's probably flash based, but wonder if somehow it would be iPad compatible, an app or something, cuz man I could see playing this stretched out on the couch listening to Beast Wars and wondering how much more corky I can b... read more 
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