Former Network Admin and Former Forum Admin
26th July 2005
All Points Bulletin servers have shut down after 2 months and 17 days. What about all the players who payed good money for this game ?
On 16 September 2010, 2 months and 17 days after the release of APB, Realtime Worlds announced the shutdown of APB with this message: [INDENT] 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! From all of the Realtime World staff we thank you for your continued support. —Ben Bateman, APB.com [/INDENT]
What a rip off. I played the beta and enjoyed it for short time but never got a round to buying the full game. Glad I did not waste the money.
11th November 2006
Can't say I'm surprised. It was a let down for a lot of people, and they hyped the game far too much. I am, however, surprised at how quickly it went. I would have thought a year and maybe a half, but two months?
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
It's not just APB, they are shutting down the entire studio (Real Time Worlds) and their upcoming game My World (or whatever) is being done by someone else now
I'm glad I played the beta (because it sucked and convinced me not to invest any money in the game)
7th December 2003
Read about that earlier. The game didn't sound appearling at all, so no surprise there. Strange that they didn't go the free-to-play route though, they must have really miscalculated.
Dread pwns me!
20th February 2008
No surprise here also. Repetitive gameplay and Multiboxers? It is a good decision to close down the servers.
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
talk about robbery.
11th November 2006
MrFancypants;5396119Read about that earlier. The game didn't sound appearling at all, so no surprise there. Strange that they didn't go the free-to-play route though, they must have really miscalculated.
If it wasn't bringing in profits now, it wouldn't have helped them at all if they went with the free-to-play scheme. That stuff only works if you already have a huge community.
Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
16th April 2005
Yeah, the company collapsed a month after releasing the game.
Never heard of it myself.
9th March 2003
Very disappointed by this game. When I heard the concept I thought this is going to be a great game, then what they delivered was awful!
I was in town the other day and I saw the game still on sale for €40. Can't believe they were still selling the game when it was all over the news a month ago that the future of the game was "uncertain"
The Internet ends at GF
13th September 2010