Pull on a headset and roll out; there’s a Transformers VR game on the way to arcades.
Time Machine VR developer Minority Media just announced Transformers: VR Battle Arena in collaboration with Hasbro. It’s a PvP shooter for up to four players in which you get to embody your favorite Autobots (or Decepticons).
Players are tasked with recapturing shards of the all-powerful allspark, battling it out across three landscapes. Whoever has the most shards at the end of the round is the winner. You stand on levitating platforms that glide around city landscapes.
As you can see from the screenshots, the game is based on classic Gen 1 Transformers designs and not the Michael Bay movies (much to our relief). Characters include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron. There isn’t any footage of the game to share yet.
Transformers VR will debut at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, which kicks off on November 19. No word yet on when and where the experience will be available, though Minority Media does say it will continue to expand the experience with new modes, environments and characters. Don’t hold your breath for a home release, either; this is strictly for VR arcades for now.
Back in 2017 we reported that Minority Media was placing its bets on VR arcades. It’s an unexpected move for a company initially known for obscure indie gems like Papo & Yo. The company’s rig gives four players their own space to stand and shoot in. For this particular game participants will wield gun-shaped controllers.
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