Activision Transformers War for Cybertron

Activision Can’t Find The Transformer Series Hard Drives To Remaster Them [Updated]

UPDATE: Activision CCO and union buster Lulu Cheng Meservey tweeted earlier this week that the reports circulating are “wrong.” Meservey says Activision has the code.

Axios’ Stephen Totilo also asked about the state of the Transformers War For/Fall of Cybertron games and found that the Hasbro rep’s comment was made in error.

“To clarify, comments that suggest Transformers games have been lost were made in error,” the Hasbro rep said. “We apologize to Activision and regret any confusion … they’ve been great partners and we look forward to future opportunities to work together.”

The original report said that Activision was not explicitly lost where the hard drives were. What this sounded like was Activision was uninterested in remastering them.

Original story below:

Speaking to Transformers World, a fan site for the Transformer series, a Hasbro representative revealed that Activision had lost several games developed.

Hasbro revealed Activision had misplaced the hard drives and the source code for the Transformers War For series and Devastation. Hasbro wants those games back on consoles for more people to play through despite its license with Activision expiring in 2018.

“When a company eats a company that eats a company, things get lost, and that’s very frustrating,” Hasbro said.

“The hope is now that the deal is moving forward with Microsoft and Xbox that they’ll go through all of the archives and every hard drive to find it all because it’s an easy Game Pass add.”

The loss of that date led to issues and delays with Hasbro’s Gamer Edition Transformer line because they couldn’t load up those games to pull details for a line based on the video games.

“We had to load up the games on older platforms because there were some deco details we couldn’t find,” Hasbro said.