Some properties are just begging to be made into an awesome video game, and Transformers is one of them. While the franchise has fared better than some licensed properties over the years, fans are still waiting for that one game that absolutely nails it. Developer High Moon Studios (“Darkwatch,” The Bourne Conspiracy”) believes they have created the game fans have been waiting for -Â “Transformers: War for Cybertron.” High Moon is working on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, and if what we’ve seen and heard so far is any indication, there’s good reason for the developer to feel confident.
For this game, High Moon wasn’t bound to the recent movies or animated series, which allowed them to create an original Transformers story. They decided to set the game in a place all Transformers fans have wanted to explore -Â Cybertron. “Transformers: War for Cybertron” will give fans an in-depth look at the conflict between Autobots and Decepticons on their home planet, and the storyline introduced in the game is being recognized by Hasbro as official canon for the Transformers universe. This week CBR caught up with Game Director Matt Tieger to find out more about how High Moon approached the project.
CBR News: Matt, what do you feel are the central elements to the Transformers experience that you wanted to incorporate into “War for Cybertron?”
“Transformers: War for Cybertron” will be releasing on June 22, 2010 for the DS, PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. For more information on all versions of the game, check out the official website at www.TransformersGame.com.