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Transformers Universe open beta launches this weekend

Double XP, 24-hour live Twitch stream and $75,000 in prizes planned

Jagex will launch the Transformers Universe open beta this Independence Day (July 4) weekend.

Coming to PC and Mac in summer 2014, Universe is a massively online tactical action game set in the world of Transformers.

The free-to-play title, which will be supported by microtransactions, tasks players with recruiting and managing a squad of bots and battling others.

Players can sign up for beta access now on the Transformers Universe website.

To celebrate the open beta launch, Jagex is to hold a double XP weekend, host a 24-hour live Twitch stream and offer players $75,000 in prizes.

Jagex CEO & CTO Mark Gerhard said: "We're delighted to be opening our game to the public. Everyone has been absolutely fantastic throughout the closed beta and provided us with great feedback which we continue to implement into the game service through our weekly updates.

"With almost two million battle victories recorded during the closed beta, our players evidently had the most fun - and success - while playing together with their friends in teams. I've been delighted to see teams invent strategies and tactics that we had not even imagined, and can't wait to see what new players come up with."

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