New Transformers Game, Battlegrounds, Arrives This Fall

The battle between Autobots and Decepticons returns to consoles (and PC) later this year with the newly announced Transformers Battlegrounds!

I’m always down for more Transformers games, and this latest one from Outright Games looks like a different take on the iconic franchise than players have delved into before:

To be honest….there’s not a lot to go on in this trailer. I’m not even sure what kind of gameplay we’ll be using here. In some ways, it looks like an XCOM style tactics game (which I’d love), but it could be anything. Either way, I’m digging the art style and interested in learning more.

UK developer Coatsink brings the timeless, legendary war between Autobots and Decepticons to life in a never before seen way. As the evil MEGATRON closes in on the Allspark, BUMBLEBEE and the Autobots need a new commander to help save Earth, as they team up and roll out into battles that will rage from Central City to Cybertron in both single player and multiplayer action.

“The TRANSFORMERS franchise is one of the most enduring and recognizable in the world of entertainment,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “It’s an honour to work with this beloved universe and these iconic characters to create a new and exciting TRANSFORMERS console game that families can enjoy together.”

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS is a new and authentic take on what a TRANSFORMERS video game can be,” says Mark Blecher, Hasbro SVP Corporate Strategy and Business Affairs. “It’s exciting for us to bring the epic story of the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons to life for a new generation of fans on console.”

Transformers Battelgrounds is slated for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PCs on October 23, 2020.