Transformers Online Features 5v5, 8v8 Matches and a Melee Combat Mode
Yan Guanghe and Ben Montano
Ben Montano, Director of Brand Marketing at Hasbro, said they were looking for a movie level of visual experience. Yan Guanghe, General Manger of Tencent Games' Spartan Studios (the developer of Transformers Online), told that the game had 3 modes for closed beta 1: Team Deathmatch, Resource War, and Melee Combat. He said Melee Combat was a 5v5 mode while the other 2 were 8v8 battles.
15 Transformers from Autobot and Decepticon have been confirmed. Players will be given several Transformers for free at starting heroes and they can unlock new Transformers with in-game currency later. Yan Guanghe stressed that they wanted players to enjoy the process of unlocking and collecting Transformers.
When asked about what made Transformers Online unique, Ben Montano said you can't find another game where you can play Optimus Prime in a game with MOBA, fighting and shooting elements.
Transformers Online will start closed beta in China early next month.
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