Activision lost Transformers video games and Hasbro isn’t happy

Activision lost Transformers video games and Hasbro isn’t happy

Hasbro said in an interview that it would like a re-release of some old Transformers video games. Issue ? No one knows where Activision stored them.

Can we “lose” video games when we have created them? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. After all, in studio offices, they’re just file folders like any other, and when improperly stored, they can be misplaced. That’s the misfortune facing Activision, which doesn’t know where old Transformers video games are. Much to the chagrin of Hasbro, owner of the cult license.

« Unfortunately, it appears that Activision isn’t sure which hard drives they are on. When a business eats a business that eats a business, things get lost, and it’s very frustrating “Hasbro said in an interview with Transformer World 2005 and published on July 28, 2023. The multinational would however dream of bringing out certain particularly appreciated titles, in particular via the Xbox Game Pass.

Transformers games published by Activision are not available for purchase. // Source: Screenshot Xbox Store

Activision needs to return Transformers video games

In partnership with Hasbro, Activision released several Transformers-related video games. It started in 2007, with Transformers: The Game, released the same year as the eponymous film (directed by Michael Bay). Then there was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: War for Cybertron, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Transformers: Prime, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark et Transformers: Devastation.

There is something to eat and drink in this list, but three adaptations stood out with real qualities: War for Cybertron (75 sur Metacritic), Fall of Cybertron (78) et Devastation (74). These titles released in the 2010s were able to transpose the essence of the saga with great video game qualities, both in distance and close combat. Activision had, for example, asked the PlatinumGames studio, a specialist in beat them all, to take care of Transformers: Devastation. The desire to do well was therefore present.

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Hasbro is hoping that Microsoft’s ongoing takeover of Activision will be a boon to getting those lost gems back. ” It is hoped that now that the deal with Microsoft and Xbox is moving forward, they will look into their archives to find them, because it would be an easy inclusion in the Game Pass. We want these games to be available for people to play. “, reveals the company.

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