In keeping with traditions established by past Transformers efforts, players can approach the Decepticon-Autobot conflict from either side, with each offering its own campaign. "The AUTOBOT campaign tells a story of heroism to save their home planet against overwhelming odds," explained Activision. "The DECEPTICON campaign tells a story of an unquenchable thirst for power to control the universe."
Unlike past Transformers entries, however, Cybertron will sport "team-based online co-op" alongside "a variety of intense, online multiplayer game modes."
"The game transports players to a living, metallic planet where they will battle as giant converting robots in single player, online co-op or head-to-head multiplayer matches," Acitivision marketing head Rob Kostich summarized in today's press release.
Along with the expected PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions, Cybertron is also in development for Nintendo DS and Wii, with all versions due sometime in 2010.