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Transformers: Reactivate is a new co-op action game from Splash Damage

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Transformers: Reactivate has been announced for PC and consoles.The 1-4 player online action game was revealed at The Game Awards with a trailer that’s viewable below.It’s being developed and published by Splash Damage, the London-based studio behind Gears Tactics, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Dirty Bomb, with a closed beta scheduled for 2023.Transformers: Reactivate will tell an original story in which players take control of “some of their favourite characters; unique, weighty, and powerful, seamlessly converting between vehicle and bot form as they battle The Legion; the greatest threat the Autobots have ever faced”.It has also been announced that Splash Damage has acquired Bulkhead, the Derby-based studio behind Battalion 1944, The Turing Test and Killrun, which is co-developing Transformers: Reactivate as well as making its own original IP.“Growing up with G1 Transformers in the ’80s means it’ll always hold a special place in my heart, it’s both an honour and a privilege to work with such a beloved franchise,” said Splash Damage CEO Richard Jolly.“We know fans have been waiting a long time for a new Transformers game on consoles and PC, and we’re going to give them the experience they deserve.”Tencent-owned Splash Damage, which has contributed significantly to the Gears of War and Halo franchises in recent years, announced last October that it’s working on an original sci-fi IP.More recently, the studio confirmed that it has no plans to bring Stadia exclusive Outcasters to other platforms once Google shuts downs the streaming service in early 2023.

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