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APB to Return Next Year

GamersFirst announces a confirmation of the rumor from last week that failed online shooter APB: All Points Bulletin is now the property of K2 Network, which will operate under the GamersFirst free MMOG label. The game from closed developer Realtime Worlds is slated to come back online in the first half of next year while they work on turning it into what GamersFirst COO Bjorn Book-Larsson calls "a true free-to-play game." They also have word that the deal means the developers from Realtime Worlds will be receiving their back pay. "We are obviously very happy to have concluded the sale but at the same time very much regret the loss of jobs as a result of the closure of Realtime Worlds," said Paul Dounis of restructuring specialist Begbies Traynor. "As a consequence of the IPR asset sale all outstanding wages and holiday pay claims will be met in full. GamersFirst is a pioneer in the free-to-play space, thus APB will be re-launched as a free-to-play model game rather than the previous retail model. People who previously bought the game can now look forward to playing it again once itís back online."

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20. Re: APB to Return Next Year Nov 16, 2010, 19:18 Elye
Sepharo wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 18:16:
Hopefully it isn't as full of cheaters as some of the past comments have made it out to be.

It was. It was less an issue if you were playing an Enforcer because the major hacking clan was Crimson Order, and they played Enforcers mostly as far as I know. They got scared for a little while when a few prominent cheaters were banned, but then the announcement that APB was shutting down came out and the cheaters knew there would be no more consequences from RTW for their actions. People were talking about it openly in chat. I played every day for a couple hours and during the time frames I played, i would say fully 30-40% of the opposition was using hacks(gut feeling, based on known hack behaviors). Last day, I think it was closer to 60-75%. It was rampant.
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