Beast Wars Game Is Just What The Franchise Needs
Staff, 2022-10-22 12:00:00,
Transformers has had its ups and downs throughout its long history in gaming, but a proper Beast Wars game could put the franchise back on track after its recent lull. Transformers struggled to really make an impression in the gaming scene up until 2010 with the release of Transformers: War for Cybertron, a third-person shooter developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. Activision had signed a deal with Hasbro back when the first Transformers reboot movie directed by Micheal Bay released in 2007, and would be responsible for all the future games that would cement Transformers in the gaming space such as the sequel, Fall of Cybertron, in 2012 and Platinum Games’ cel-shaded Transformers: Devastation in 2015.
However, this golden age for Transformers games wouldn’t last as Hasbro and Activision’s deal would eventually fall through in December 2017, halting game development and also taking the previously made games off of shelves since the licensing expired. Ever since, Transformers has mostly seen minor mobile game releases and has effectively disappeared from consoles and PC aside from tactical strategy game Transformers: Battlegrounds. Even with the franchise and its myriad universes still constantly expanding, there haven’t been any major game releases for nearly 5 years. The follow-up to the success of the Bumblebee movie however, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, provides some guidance as to where the games may want to go…
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