APB: Reloaded Notches 3 Million Registered Users
MMO APB Reloaded seems like it has come back from the brink, with developer GamersFirst announcing the title now has more than 3 million registered users.
The game was acquired by GamersFirst after RealTime Worlds, its original creator, went out of business, and a week ago was released on Steam’s Free-to-Play service on PC. Since then, APB: Reloaded has seen some serious success, racking up a bunch of users and preparing for a retail release sometime in the near future.
According to Rahul Sandil, SVP of marketing and business development for GamersFirst, the developer saw a lot of possibilities with free-to-play through the game’s beta period. With a growing community of players and a tough MMO market to break into, the developer decided on F2P. It seems to be paying off.
It also has DLC on the way, called “Fight Club,” which will be the first add-on content the game has seen.
APB: Reloaded has been rebuilt by GamersFirst since being acquired from defunct studio RealTime Worlds, with some of the original Scottish team brought back to the project to craft and relaunch it with a freemium business model
The company is rolling out new DLC in the form of Fight Club, a new game mode and its first major content update. APB Reloaded will also receive a traditional retail release at US stores including GameStop, Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy shortly.
Via Games Industry.