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style="font-style: italic;">APB gets a second chance with GamersFirst.
Last week rumors surfaced that free-to-play publisher GamersFirst had acquired the short-lived APB (All Points Bulletin). According to today's press release, that rumor was true and Reloaded Productions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GamersFirst, has acquired the Intellectual Property Rights to APB from Administrators of Dundee-based Realtime Worlds.
APB will return in the first half of 2011 as a AAA free-to-play title under the publishing banner of GamersFirst renamed APB: Reloaded.
Fans of APB aren't the only ones that received some good news with this announcement. As a result of the sale, all outstanding wages and holiday pay claims will be paid in full. Good news for developers that suddenly found themselves without a job.
“We are obviously very happy to have concluded the sale but at the same time very much regret the loss of jobs as a result of the closure of Realtime Worlds," said Paul Dounis of Begbies Traynor. "As a consequence of the IPR asset sale all outstanding wages and holiday pay claims will be met in full. GamersFirst is a pioneer in the free-to-play space, thus APB will be re-launched as a free-to-play model game rather than the previous retail model. People who previously bought the game can now look forward to playing it again once it’s back online."
To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our APB: Reloaded Game Page.