Epic Games may save APB from early oblivion

Will Epic save this underachieving MMO?

After Realtime Worlds administrator Begbies Traynor confirmed yesterday that "the plug was about to be pulled" on All Points Bulletin after failing to attract a buyer, Epic Games has now emerged as a contender to make a last-minute save of the game.

APB, which has only been live for three months and is widely seen as a disappointment, is no longer available for purchase on Steam while Google’s webcache has it listed as on sale as recently as September 10. Realtime Worlds has also stopped selling the game or "RTW Points", points used to buy items in APB, on its website.

A spokesman for Epic would not confirm to the BBC that the developer is looking to purchase the game, but also did not rule out the possibility.

"Mark [Rein] absolutely loves the game, everyone loves what they saw," said Dana Cowley. "We’ve got our hands full of Gears of War 3, Bullet Storm and the recently announced Project Sword. If any talks like that are going on, then they would be confidential."



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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