Transformers MMO announced, to be developed by creators of Runescape

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Transformer fans can soon rejoice as Habro has granted the rights to Jagex, creator of Runescape to develop a massively multiplayer online game based on our favorite robot cartoon and movie. Soon enough, I can have my own robot and vehicle mode (hopefully a jet instead) and wage war against the evil Decepticons.

Jagex, the UK based company has been taken pretty good care of the free-to-play MMORPG Runescape since 2001, and still maintains a strong player base for 10 years and have also been working on another MMO, Stellar Dawn which is slated for a 2011 launch.

“Hasbro’s decision to align with Jagex speaks to the quality of their award-winning development and publishing team that boasts an outstanding track record of delivering innovative and fun online games capable of reaching millions of gamers across the globe,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Gaming and Media at Hasbro. “We are extremely excited to create a dream team that combines Transformers brand stewards with Jagex development experts to deliver an epic Transformers gaming experience to fans in 2012.”

“TRANSFORMERS is one of the most iconic brands in the world and we are delighted to team up with Hasbro in order to bring our shared vision to reality,” said Mark Gerhard, CEO at Jagex Games Studio. “There is a huge appetite for an online TRANSFORMERS game and we will utilize every bit of our development and publishing expertise to deliver a dynamic and action-packed game that TRANSFORMERS fans will find irresistible.”

While I’ve never imagined Jagex to be the company whom would have been picked for the development, it sure doesn’t sound like they can do any wrong. I was thinking more along the lines of maybe Sony Online Entertainment or CCP Games. Like probably the most of you, I’m dying to get some real facts about what will be in the game, the settings, the balance between the massive Autobot population vs. Decepticons and the gameplay. Keep in touch as we’ll continue to keep our eyes out for any future updates.

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