Hasbro, the company behind the Transformers franchise, has expressed its desire to re-release a collection of Transformers games on Xbox consoles. These games, which were published by Activision, include tie-ins to the live-action Transformers movies, as well as titles such as “War for Cybertron,” “Fall of Cybertron,” and “Transformers Devastation.”
During an interview at the San Diego Comic Con, Hasbro revealed its intention to bring these games to modern Xbox consoles via Xbox backward compatibility on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. However, Hasbro also acknowledged the difficulty of this endeavor, as the games themselves are currently misplaced within Activision's archives.
Hasbro hopes that Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard will provide an opportunity for the games to be rediscovered and re-released. The list of Transformers games published by Activision includes titles such as “Transformers: The Game,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” and “Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.”
While many movie tie-in games are often overlooked, a few of the Transformers games in question received critical acclaim. “War for Cybertron” and “Fall of Cybertron,” developed by High Moon Studios, were praised for their deep third-person shooter gameplay and faithful interpretations of the Transformers origin story. “Transformers Devastation,” developed by Platinum Games, was also well-received for its bombastic brawler gameplay and nostalgic “G1” character designs.
The re-release of these Transformers games on Xbox consoles would undoubtedly bring joy to Transformers fans and Xbox players alike, especially if they were made available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. As Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard moves forward, the possibility of rediscovering these beloved games becomes increasingly likely.