Hasbro has teamed up with mobile game programmer Kabam to create a massive multiplayer mobile game for the Transformers franchise. The game will allow fans to collect Transformers including Megatron and Optimus Prime and interact with other players.
The as-yet-untitled game will also include RPG and strategy elements, and will be available some time in the second quarter of 2017, just ahead of the next film in the series, Transformers: The Last Knight.
“Lots of game developers do singles and doubles but don’t hit major hit status,” Mark Blecher, senior VP, digital gaming and corporate development at Hasbro told Variety. “What impressed us about Kabam is they have always had one home run in their portfolio at any given time.”
Kabam is also the developer for Marvel's Contest of Champions mobile game.