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Jagex has announced that thirteen members of the Transformers Online team have been let go as development of a proprietary engine has been stopped. In addition, Eurogamer is reporting that Hasbro is encouraging Jagex to get TO out the door by year's end.
"We have always been committed to developing the highest quality games and services and are confident that this reduction will not adversely impact the game. "The vast majority of the Transformers studio will be unaffected by this move. On a positive note a significant portion of the talent potentially effected have already been reallocated to support the upcoming release of RuneScape 3 in HTML 5 and the RuneScape 3 on tablets project slated for the end of the year. Regrettably we have not been able to find suitable roles for 13 members of the team who will be leaving the studio later this month. "We will be revealing more details about the game on www.transformersuniverse.com shortly."
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