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Goody. VIP Member

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#1 8 years ago

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]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APB:_All_Points_Bulletin#Shutdown

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.




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#2 8 years ago

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?




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#3 8 years ago

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)


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#4 8 years ago

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.




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#5 8 years ago

No surprise here also. Repetitive gameplay and Multiboxers? It is a good decision to close down the servers.




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#6 8 years ago

talk about robbery.




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#7 8 years ago
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.




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#8 8 years ago

Yeah, the company collapsed a month after releasing the game.

Never heard of it myself.




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#9 8 years ago

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"




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#10 8 years ago

This sucks!




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