You probably didn't catch this bit of news last night, but Splash Damage has been working on Transformers: Reactivate with Bulkhead, the developer of Battalion 1944 and The Turing Test. Apparently Splash Damage really liked working with Bulkhead too, because the former has bought and absorbed the latter into the company.
Bulkhead confirmed the news on Twitter, stating that "to be acquired by a developer of the games we grew up playing is an honour." Bulkhead also stated that it was ready to show what it was capable of "with the right partner" and that it wanted to make some "sick shooters". Hopefully that turns out to be the case with Transformers: Reactivate, because Battalion 1944 wasn't very good.
Richard Jolly, the CEO of Splash Damage, had this to say about working on Transformers: Reactivate:
Growing up with G1 Transformers in the ’80s means it'll always hold a special place in my heart, it's both an honour and a privilege to work with such a beloved franchise. We know fans have been waiting a long time for a new Transformers game on consoles and PC, and we're going to give them the experience they deserve.
As for the just-announced title, it's a 1-4-player online action game coming to PC and consoles. It's set in a universe where the forces of good on Earth have lost. The Autobots have been beaten so badly that humanity is scrounging them from the rubble in order to rebuild them and try again. You'll be able to play as one of your "favorite characters" while switching from vehicle and bot forms to fight back against The Legion.
If this sounds interesting, be sure to sign up for the closed beta, which is arriving sometime in 2023, on the game's main website. Until then, for more information on Transformers: Reactivate, stay tuned to TechRaptor.