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The Making of a Transformers Game Trailer So Powerful It Moves Its Devs to Tears

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Is it me, or is High Moon Studios president Peter Della Penna on the verge of tears when describing a touching moment between Bumblebee and Optimus Prime in this making-of video for the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Video Game Awards trailer?


This is why the folks at High Moon Studios keep getting to make Transformers games. Other developers might have more technical skill or a better grasp of gameplay concepts, but High Moon just gets the series from start to finish. Maybe Della Penna is just having an allergic reaction, or his eyes are naturally red-rimmed, but I'm going to stick with the notion that the thought of one robot connecting with an injured brother was enough to get him a little choked up.

I'm not criticizing. Primus knows I've been there. I cried like a baby when Optimus died in the 80s movie, and when Dinobot sacrificed himself to save humanity in Beast Wars? There were blubbering snot bubbles. It was pretty pathetic.


Of course this is only a trailer, and one specifically crafted to evoke strong emotion, and there's no telling if the game will do the same. Give it your best shot, High Moon.