Transformers Universe MMO now a 'MOTA'

Jagex first announced its licensed MMO Transformers Universe in 2011, but hasn't really had much to say about it since. Will a summer launch planned, the Runescape creator has finally opened up a little to reveal that, well, it may not even be an MMO. Jagex has coined the genre named 'massively online tactical action,' or MOTA, which we broadly assume is intended to mean "a bit like a MOBA [a Dote 'em up, to you and I] but not quite."

"As Commander of a new squad of bots, you will recruit, maintain and battle others with a unique collection of Transformers warriors," Jagex said in today's announcement accompanying a new trailer. The developer claims it "offers fast-paced, battle-centric, tactical action with game modes for core gamers, casual gamers and Transformers enthusiasts alike," but neglects to say quite what that means.

A new trailer release today doesn't illuminate much either. Still, if you're interested, you can sign up for beta testing over on the official site.