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ABP Closing

The APB: All Points Bulletin Website has word that the online open-world crime game is going offline, less than three months since launch, oddly calling this "the end of an era," and gamely calling the troubled run of the flagship game from troubled developer Realtime Worlds "a fantastic journey" (thanks Drannos). "APB has been a fantastic journey, but unfortunately that journey has come to a premature end. Today we are sad to announce that despite everyone's best efforts to keep the service running; APB is coming to a close. It's been a pleasure working on APB and with all its players. Together we were building an absolutely amazing game, and for that, we thank you. You guys are awesome," says Community Officer Ben 'APBMonkey' Bateman. "The servers are still up, so join the party and say goodbye!" Here's more from Realtime Worlds founder David Jones:

I truly wish we had the chance to continue to craft APB into the vision we had for it. It has been a long & difficult journey but ultimately rewarding to have had the chance to try something bold and different. APB holds some great memories, from the last night of the beta, to the clans and individuals who amazed us with their creativity and sense of community. I am so sorry it had to end so quickly but hopefully the good memories will stay with us all for a long time. Thanks to all the team for the years of hard work, and to the players who contributed so much.

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20. Re: ABP Closing Sep 16, 2010, 14:57 mag
 
There are just too many MMOs out there. There're a finite number of PC gamers, a smaller subset that's into MMOs, and an even smaller subset that's not already playing WoW. Not everyone has the money to pay $15 for 10 games every month, whether through subscriptions or microtransactions.

I think this is excellent! There are so many games out there with excellent concepts that are shoehorned into doomed MMOs. Create normal games, industry!

Edit: That is, I think the learning is excellent. I do feel for the people that lose their money and jobs when these things fail.
 
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