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

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Gamerlingual, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Neko-bot77

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    Was this a game the Hasbro people devoted 5-10 minutes of a pulse stream into hyping up?
     
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    Disappointing, but not much of a surprise.
     
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    I was wondering what happened to this game just a few days ago. Another game to add to the cancelled list. Sad i was kinda interested in this.
     
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  4. IgnikaMarcus

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    TF just can't get a game out nowadays, can it?
     
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    That’s fine. I want a legit console game like WFC, FOC and Devastation.
     
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    Oh no

    How sad
     
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  8. BWIguanusfan2

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    this is such a sad and tragic anime moment. I'm sure many people will be deeply upset by this unfortunate turn of events.
     
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    Good. Niantic is a shit company that shouldn't have the creative rights to anything
     
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  11. Dirge121

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    I mean yeah. Why would they want to take on a niche title that will require a lot of work when PokemonGo makes all the money and Gamefreak did all the work for them?
     
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    If it were like the WFC/FOC Era than yea. I think people are getting sick of these mobile pay to win craps
     
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    When is hasbro going to learn that these minimum budget marketing games are never going to work

    Do they seriously not get that the whole reason WFC/FOC was so successful was because there was love, care, and personality put into it?

    But whatever, here's you're 12th mobile game with unity assets lmao
     
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    Unfortunately, my suspicion is that the ones that HAVE stuck around - like Forged to Fight - have been more profitable than WFC/FOC. Perhaps not in terms of total revenue, but when you factor in the comparatively small budgets of mobile games.... yeah, it's easy to see why Hasbro wouldn't care.

    Also, remember that AAA game budgets have ballooned immensely in the years since WFC/FOC came out. It's entirely possible that there no longer is an AAA game company interested in sinking 100+ million dollars into a Transformers game, not when the likelihood of profitability is far greater making generic army multiplayer FPS #347 or generic open world FPS #583.

    Folks on this site tend to forget that, for all the success of the Bayformers movies with the general public, they likely wouldn't have succeeded as much - particularly not the original trilogy - if they hadn't focused so much on the human characters folks in the hardcore Transformers fandom find so annoying. The fact of the matter is that most folks in America (who are the primary audience of not just hollywood but also video games) aren't ready to watch a movie that actually STARS the giant CGI robots.

    By extension, there may NOT be millions of people interested in sinking serious time into a game starring the Transformers - not enough to seriously compete with the likes of COD, Battlefield, etc. And again, because the budgets of games these days are so massive, making a "smaller" title that also has all the features of past Transformers games simply isn't feasible.
     
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    The idea isn't to make a game that lasts the test of time and stands as an exemplar of its genre that's going to be remembered fondly.

    Mobile games exist to fill time and act as a "set it and forget it" revenue stream for companies. I'm sure no one thought any of these mobile games would supplant other stuff, just that Hasbro can hand a company the license, and get a trickle of revenue from it with little to no further investment.
     
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    I think you're absolutely right, and it's a shame. I miss good tf media un-tainted by greed

    Edit: I meant that as un-tainted as any toy advertising media can be lmao
     
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    how many people are here because WFC/FOC interested them? that should show you the value of a good console game. its publicity, it raises awareness in the same way a movie does.
     
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  18. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Oh no, I’m so sad a shitty mobile game got canceled….
     
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    I understand that very much. I'm also saying that this is bad and I want it to stop. Transformers got me hooked with the creativity and fun it it, and I want things to be made simply as feats of art and creativity. We don't get that anymore with such aggressive capitalism
     
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    I don’t think Hasbro has much involvement in these. I think the game developer pitches the idea and then Hasbro allows them to give them money to do it.
     
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