APB to continue in Europe and US

Written by Joe Martin

August 19, 2010 | 16:53

Tags: #apb #apb-patch #mmo

Companies: #realtime-worlds

Administrators have confirmed that APB will continue to operate in Europe and the US for the foreseeable future, despite the collapse of developer Realtime Worlds earlier this week.

Realtime Worlds has apparently been restructured to ensure the future of the game, which already has new updates and patches on the way.

A new patch is apparently already active on the public test servers, with future updates promised as well. The latest tweaks focus in on the matchmaking system, UI alterations and improvements to vehicle handling.

Administrators from Begbies Taylor, who are handling Realtime Worlds until someone buys what is left of the Scottish developer, assured fans that the game will remain 100 percent stable and will be fully supported by what is left of the company.

Realtime Worlds apparently has only 53 staff remaining at its main Dundee branch, a severe cull from the 210 developers who used to work there. Realtime Worlds' US branch, based in Colorado, has been similarly affected – 28 staff have been let go, leaving only 14.

The lacklustre commercial performance of APB was listed as a major factor in the collapse of Realtime Worlds, with creditors in the UK reportedly owed close to £3 million GBP.

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