Transformers: Rise Console Game In Trouble After LeYou Walkout?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. snokoan

    snokoan Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can think of soon for a gaming event is the Sony one but I have no clue what's going on with them first it was the end of August then September then they went quiet
     
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    Autobot N Seibertronian

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    Please, I just want a decent Transformers console game. I liked Rise of the Dark Spark so my standards aren't even that high
     
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  3. Soundlips

    Soundlips Yes, they are real

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    Just because it's big, doesn't mean a lot to companies nowadays. I mean, look at every game Amazon tried to make, they dumped a shit load of money into it, then part way through they just straight up said eh and canned pretty much every game they were working on. It sounds like Tencent is the same, they care more about the money than gaming. I would not be surprised one bit if for one reason or another they decided this game wasn't gonna make them bank and they canned it. There's just too much drama behind this game and every game I have heard of similar issues, have ended up being nothing but straight dumpster fires.

    That's how I have felt more and more as time goes on, and I am lying if I said I wasn't heavily concerned about the future of this game. Massive behind the scenes and severely troubled development, nine times out of ten end up being a catastrophe.
     
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    Yeah, it looks pretty grim and Leyou buying the licence with the intention just to look good doesn’t help either. But it’s not impossible for the game to continue and that’s enough for me.

    I also believe that Hasbro wouldn’t want to give up such a key marketing component for the brand leading into next year. Unlike previous console games, last time we checked, this game was supposed to have an important synergy with the toys (presumably the new upcoming Generations trilogy and ROTB). Certain Affinity should have a playable game by this point and if Hasbro sees it’s damn near finished, I’d bet they’d find a way to not miss a business opportunity after almost 4 years.

    Tencent is the make it/break it part of this equation. I’m sure their goals don’t align much with Hasbro’s.
     
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  5. Soundlips

    Soundlips Yes, they are real

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    I agree, I dont think Hasbro even thought about something like this happening but it did. The most important factor now is how much of the game is complete. If it was a good way complete, then it is entirely in the realm of possibility to add another support studio to finish and find a new publisher, but if it's not near completion and Hasbro isn't satisfied with the progress, then I think they will cancel the project, sue Leyou and Tencent for breach of contract, and try and make their money back while leaving Certain Affinity and Splash Damage out to dry.

    The problem is that we, the fans, are jumping to conclusions on both sides using breadcrumbs, when we truly dont know enough to even come close to a definitive answer. Only time will tell what will actually happen, but logically looking at what info we do have, all signs point to a troubled development and more negative than good.

    I will gladly be made of fool of if the game does work out in the end and is good, but right now that seems very unlikely.
     
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    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    As I've made mention over the course of this thread, in this day and age, I feel that's not particularly likely unless Hasbro decides to invest on a game studio of their very own.

    AAA-level licensed games are all but dead outside of the largest, most lucrative brands nowadays (and even then, they're much fewer and farther between). It's not worth it to the developers to invest in them, because they can't own any of the assets they create for them.
     
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    The only point for Devastation over WfC and FoC for me is that Wheeljack is playable in the campaign. Wheeljack was playable in multiplayer and Escalation in FoC and RotDS but since High Moon/Activision were morons, even playing Escalation single player required a friggin' server login which disapeared the second the servers were shut down. It's too bad, I loved that Wheeljack design. I'm still hoping Planet X gets around to it some day but I haven't heard anything from them in awhile. Hopefully they're still in business.

    Anyway, as long as this game lets me play as Wheeljack, I'll be happy. Hopefully the game is still happening and ends up being good but chances aren't great.