Pokemon GO Developer Niantic Partners With Hasbro for Transformers AR Mobile Game

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  1. cybergaurdian

    cybergaurdian Well-Known Member

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    Okay apparently this game is CANCELLED according to a topic just posted on anime sight Crunchyroll. Apparently they are laying off 85 employees to weather the economic turmoil along with cancelling this game as well. Here is the link: Transformers: Heavy Metal Scrapped as Niantic Cuts 85+ Jobs

    Bummer....
     
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    The game is, oddly enough, working again, and they've changed some of the graphics and mechanics, so I guess that was what they had done before the cancellation. I have some of the conversations screenshotted - not sure I got them all. Here's one with Bumblebee talking about Cube, and one with Chromia getting confused over emoji.
     

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    Game never released apart from a closed beta, shuts down. Feelsbadman.
     
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  5. Applejacktimus

    Applejacktimus Still see the Sunshine

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    And the shadow of the day
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    I was confused at first, I had thought that we heard this game was already cancelled. Either way, it's a shame. Pokemon Go is a fun occasional little time waster for me and I'd have probably enjoyed a TF version of it.

    The only silver lining I hope for is that maybe Hasbro will see these sorts of continuing events and reconsiders making a larger console/PC game again. I don't even hate mobile games, but it's a cutthroat business with a massively high fail rate. Maybe it'd be better to try to make a moderately successful console/PC game than take risk #1564523 that maybe you'll strike FGO money This Time For Sure.
     
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    Oh, Heavy Metal. We hardly knew you.

    Or cared.
     
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    I would rather have a Mortal Kombat or Fall of Cybertron type Transformers game. Hopefully something better comes along in it's place. I'm surprised it didn't make it to market.
     
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    I wonder if the arg from last year was related to this?
     
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    I didn't even know it had launched. Farewell Heavy Metal, we barely knew ye. Or really cared you existed at all, to be honest.
     
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    Shame as would have enjoyed this, but the beta only hit 4 places and that was it. Ah well cant really miss what we never had.
     
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    i never knew this existed huh
     
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    Because they're "freemium" lootboxes that have hooked enough whales to stay up?

    Also, Angry Birds TF is still regularly updating with new stuff. Either it's still making money or Hasbro inked a motherfucker of a deal with Rovio.
     
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    It didn't officially launch.
    Never made it out of Beta testing.
     
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    I am a little pissed that no new transformers game seems to get off the ground, foc was the last actually good tf game we got . 
     
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    *Devastation

    ...And yeah, I didn't know this almost didn't exist either. Maybe they should aim for an ACTUAL game instead of whatever these mobile/AR/virtual reality "experiments" are.
     
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