Franchise fans will be pleased to hear that the world of the Decepticons and Autobots will be gracing the MMORPG genre later this year. Although there has been no official dates for releasing or testing announced for Transformers Universe, producer Kris Jones left a comment with Eurogamer giving the impression that the free to play title will enter beta testing phase "Very Soon". This has left many fans expecting an open beta test before the end of this month although this is just speculation at the moment.
We know the game is set for launch some time in 2012 and is said to feature a very similar animation style to that of the original animated series, they've also released information on the engine, taking an adapted version of Jagex' highly popular Runescape engine and bringing it to another unique, browser experience. I'd imagine some fans are disappointed that the game won't feature a fully supported client as everyone is aware of the major downfalls of most browser based MMORPG titles but this latest game could just be a financially viable way of testing the market before a major release. Only time will tell.