I debated this topic at length on other forums shortly after the first game was released, about just how exciting Gestalts would be to play as. As far as I'm aware, despite being an important part of the TF franchise for well over two decades, they have never been playable in any TF video game, and I think its about high time a developer cracked this sweet nut. The problem was, no matter how many ideas I pitched, no one could agree one exactly how such characters would work. Heres my basic plan: 1. Characters like Silverbot and Onslaught have their L2 and R2 abilities as normal (using PS3 controls for my example), but now R2 has TWO abilities attached to it - once your Shockwave/Omega Missile has been charged via collecting energon, continuing to do so will begin to charge the COMBINE ability. Basically, in order to activate Gestalt mode, you have to fill your R2 ability twice over. 2. When COMBINE is activated, your character will shout their team name 'AERIALBOTS/COMBATICONS, UNITE!' as they rise into the air and transform into the torso, whilst the limb team members teleport in (using the same graphical effect as when you use a Nucleon Shock Cannon killstreak) and transform into limbs to complete the transformation. This is the part that no one could agree upon. My initial idea is that from all the combiner factions, only the leaders would be playable, leaving the other four team mates relegated to accessories. The problem here was that whilst this was the simplest idea, many team members like Swindle, Air Raid and Brawl have their own unique, recognisable personalities, and it wouldn't do justice to them to simply use them as props for Gestalt transformation thats it. Then I suggested that if any of these characters were being played when the COMBINE ability was being used, they would immediately be sucked from their current position and teleported into the combination - this idea annoyed a number of people though, who said that they'd find it very frustrating if they were in the middle of a heated game of Escalation, and suddenly were forced to partake in someone elses combination. How could Gestalts work?