Transformers: Devastation E3 Interview

By Joseph C, 2 years ago
Following up on the recent announcement of Activision and Platinum Games' upcoming cell-shaded Transformers: Devastation, the director and producers had a sit-down to talk about the title and shed more light on what to expect.

Billed as an homage to the brand's roots, while still adding in some of the modern elements we've come to expect, this latest entry in the storied Transformers franchise focuses on mobility, with much less weight to the feel and look of the transformations. The action is fast-paced and fluid in this one. Some key points are below.

- Controls are more responsive than previous titles.
- Transformations are a component of combat, not just for looks.
- Time your transformations to continue combos after knock-backs.
- Combos initiated when at max speed have increased length and damage.
- Transforming can also be used as a dodge mechanic.
- Five playable Autobots: Optimus, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, & Grimlock.
- Change between characters on-the-fly after the first stage.
- No playing as a Decepticon planned.
- A difficulty level for every level of expertise. Let that sink in with regard to possible achievements.
For the full interview, check out the video and stay tuned for more details as they're released.

Transformers: Devastation is set for a release sometime this year for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Joseph C
Written by Joseph C
36-year old married gamer, father to a fierce Boston Terrier but no humanoid children. I've been gaming practically my whole life, starting around when I was 5 or 6 years old with an Atari 2600 and progressing through nearly every console ever released apart from the Wii U. I'm a completionist by nature, but am trying to move away from chasing every-higher gamerscore and just focusing on enjoying the great games that are all around me. We'll see how successful I am. I've been on TA since 2009 but have become much more active on the site in the past couple of years, and look forward to seeing it grow now that the XB1 app is getting it some much-deserved exposure!