Transformers: Reactivate has been announced for PC and consoles.
The 1-4 player online action game was revealed at The Game Awards with a trailer that’s viewable below.
It’s being developed and published by Splash Damage, the London-based studio behind Gears Tactics, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Dirty Bomb, with a closed beta scheduled for 2023.
Transformers: Reactivate Official Announce Trailer
Transformers: Reactivate will tell an original story in which players take control of “some of their favourite characters; unique, weighty, and powerful, seamlessly converting between vehicle and bot form as they battle The Legion; the greatest threat the Autobots have ever faced”.
It has also been announced that Splash Damage has acquired Bulkhead, the Derby-based studio behind Battalion 1944, The Turing Test and Killrun, which is co-developing Transformers: Reactivate as well as making its own original IP.
“Growing up with G1 Transformers in the ’80s means it’ll always hold a special place in my heart, it’s both an honour and a privilege to work with such a beloved franchise,” said Splash Damage CEO Richard Jolly.
“We know fans have been waiting a long time for a new Transformers game on consoles and PC, and we’re going to give them the experience they deserve.”
Tencent-owned Splash Damage, which has contributed significantly to the Gears of War and Halo franchises in recent years, announced last October that it’s working on an original sci-fi IP.
More recently, the studio confirmed that it has no plans to bring Stadia exclusive Outcasters to other platforms once Google shuts downs the streaming service in early 2023.