Niantic’s Transformers Mobile game shuts down servers before release

The success of Pokémon Go can’t be understated. However, developer Niantic isn’t seeing a lot success with its different initiatives. Case in level: Niantic’s new Transformers Mobile game is already getting the axe. 

Niantic cancels Transformers cell game

Announced again in July 2021, Transformers: Heavy Metal was one other AR game by Niantic. Following the identical gameplay loop as Pokémon Go, you’d stroll round your metropolis to search out and struggle Transformers. 

Partnering with growth studio Very Very Spaceship, the Transformers cell game was to be an enormous new undertaking. Not solely was it extra action-packed than different Niantic video games, but in addition extra demanding. Compared to Pokémon, the visible constancy was subsequent degree.

Transformers: Heavy Metal did make it to testing in some areas. In reality, judging from gameplay movies on-line, it even appeared fairly enjoyable. However, it is going to sadly by no means make it to a worldwide launch. 

Amid a lot of Niantic layoffs, Niantic’s Transformers undertaking is scrapped utterly. Despite how a lot effort was put into the game, it’ll by no means release. (Personally, we expect it appeared a lot better than Pikmin Bloom.)

More Niantic cancellations 

Transformers was not the one Niantic game to get the axe. Reported by Bloomberg, the Transformers cell game is a part of a group of cancelled initiatives.

For instance, Niantic has additionally cancelled its upcoming Hamlet game. Furthermore, unreleased initiatives codenamed Blue Sky and Snowball are by no means popping out.

CEO John Hanke defined that the corporate is dealing with “facing a time of economic turmoil”. As such, the event studio is seeking to lower prices in quite a few locations. 

Transformers: Heavy Metal might solely be a kind of cancelled video games, however it was the furthest alongside. Unlike Blue Sky, we’ve seen — and a few have performed — this title.

Did you need to play Transformers: Heavy Metal? Do you look ahead to new Niantic video games? Tell us within the feedback beneath!


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