APB is near death


A short few years ago there was a lot of anticaption for the then still to come Realtime Worlds creation APB. Thoughts of an MMO of sorts in the vein of a Grand Theft Auto game were a huge topic of discussion. A console version of the game was even apart of the conversation as well. But, now that the game has seen the light of day on PC only and largely failed to live up to its high expectations along side financial difficulties from its creators it looks like the end is nearly here already. What will happen to all of the prepaid purchase's made by players is still an unknown. From the APB official forums comes this message:

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)

[Via Joystiq]