Via Massively. Evidently, fans of the massive GTA clone should hold off on abandoning all hope just yet.
Here’s hoping it happens. APB had some pretty big problems, but there was a lot there to like as well, and with some tweaks to the vehicle controls and matchmaking it could have a nice life. Hell, the character editor alone is worth salvaging the game for.
As an aside, APB is a great example of what I was talking about in an earlier post: an MMO (well, an MMO-like, in this case,) that cost way too much money to produce (word is around $80 million,) and so stood almost no chance of earning that money back, let alone being profitable. I can see why some people might have thought that a massive GTA game might be a huge moneymaker, but that level of investment, paired with flawed gameplay and an opaque money model doomed it to failure. Let’s hope that someone (Epic continues to be the leader in the rumor mill,) picks it up on the cheap and can turn it into something at least modestly profitable.