Am I still upset about what happened with Transformers Universe? Well, it’s a day, so yes. I’m upset. But what makes me even more upset is the idea that the only subsequent movement we’ve seen toward bringing out an online game set in the universe is the arena-based Overwatch clone that is Transformers Online. It’s not localized, it’s hardly an MMO, and that’s a shame because there is totally stuff there to make a fun MMO. The material exists, but the fact that the project never went anywhere kind of poisons the well.
But it’s hardly alone. We aren’t seeing people clamoring for another take on bringing Warhammer fantasy into the MMO space, I don’t see folks lining up for another try on Stargate, and the recent failure of Ghost in the Shell Online means that a compelling take on that world as an MMO seems unlikely. So we’ll turn the question over to you. Are there any failed IPs that deserve a second MMO try? Not IPs that have shifted to new games or still have an active presence, but ones tied to games that flopped badly and have just been left to rot afterwards?