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APB is coming to an end

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APB is coming to an end

Many people predicted it and some people believed in a wonder, but now its official: The All Points Bulletin servers will be closed.

There are two sources about this shutdown news

The first is this text that displays on the official APB forums
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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. The servers are still up, so join the party and say goodbye!
- Ben 'APBMonkey' Bateman (Community Officer)
the second is a twitter statement of "Ben 'APBMonkey' Bateman" who thanks all players.

APB developer Realtime Worlds announced insolvency. There are rumours about an unknown US company buying the studio.

sources: Ben Bateman (benbateman) on Twitter + Realtime Worlds | APB: All Points Bulletin
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Old 09/17/2010, 13:34   #2
 
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Baibai, fantastic concept tough =p.


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Why did it close?I don't get it..It was a awesome game..maybe because of the high requirements?
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It seems that Epic Games (Unreal, Gears of War) is going to buy the studio and pursue APB.


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Why did it close?I don't get it..It was a awesome game..maybe because of the high requirements?
Becouse it could not compete with other already known MMO's that have gone F2P like Everquest and Lord of the Rings online, or even Vindictus. And no one really wanted to pay for APB couse of that.

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It seems that Epic Games (Unreal, Gears of War) is going to buy the studio and pursue APB.
Thats cool, maybe they'r ganna make it Buy to Play or something? That would be awesome.
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Sad... such a good game...
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R.I.P an average anway, you cant name it a good game.
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It seems that Epic Games (Unreal, Gears of War) is going to buy the studio and pursue APB.
gears of war is a game made by Epic
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Becouse it could not compete with other already known MMO's that have gone F2P like Everquest and Lord of the Rings online, or even Vindictus. And no one really wanted to pay for APB couse of that.
Really?
Because i thought it was the fact their payment system sucked ***, who the hell wants to pay for a game and then have to pay per facking hour they are in game when they can just buy GTA and play/kill hookers all day? and WTF did they think would happen when a bunch of tooled up crims face raped the noobies fresh out of the safe zone?

Well it was that and didn't RTW blow retardo amounts of cash over the 5 years of development . . . .$105,000,000.00 anyone?
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I dont think its probally the end. They idea that they had like superskunk said about the payment system was really bad. One reason aftter beta why i never bought it. Maby they learned a lessson.
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Really?
Because i thought it was the fact their payment system sucked ***, who the hell wants to pay for a game and then have to pay per facking hour they are in game when they can just buy GTA and play/kill hookers all day? and WTF did they think would happen when a bunch of tooled up crims face raped the noobies fresh out of the safe zone?

Well it was that and didn't RTW blow retardo amounts of cash over the 5 years of development . . . .$105,000,000.00 anyone?
Because you only had an option to do it, you could also pay a monthly fee, if you almost never had time to play, you could easily save on this.
And il blaim the failure on the writers, they compeard it to an MMORPG, something it really wasent.

If it were, you wouldent be able to kill a max lvl with a lvl 1.
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lols somone GRAB THE SERVER FILES!!! XD
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if it continues.. i wish its free
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that realy sad to hear. i hope it come's back that game was a lot of fun.


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