Realtime Releases APB Shot, Confirms E3 Attendance

By Nick Breckon, May 19, 2009 11:08am PDT All Points Bulletin fansite APB Evolved brings us one of the first screenshots (left) of Realtime Worlds' Grand Theft Auto-esque MMO.

The screenshot--which shows off the character customization that "will make up a large part of APB"--was also accompanied by the news that Realtime will be attending E3.

Wrote the company: "We know [the wait for the game] can be frustrating for fans, so to show our appreciation we have decided to inform you guys that yes we WILL be at E3 this year and this will mark the start of lots more news, activities and information coming out about APB: All Points Bulletin."

APB marks the studio's follow-up to its open world shooter Crackdown. The MMO's development team is being lead by Dave Jones, creator of the original Grand Theft Auto.

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  • They are still calling this an MMO? When the 1st bits of info came out it seemed like a multiplayer extenstion of Crackdown. My guess is the overuse of "MMO" is mostly to capitalize on the hype a suggested GTAMMO brings.

    "While groups can hold up to 40 members, PvP action only allows for 8 of those members to take on 8 opposing players."

    "What's clear is that there will be a monthly fee to play, although it's not clear if that fee will extend to Xbox Live."

    "There are "headquarters" of sorts within districts that allow players to have an area outside of the combat zone, possibly to formulate strategies, and in the case of criminals, plan heists"

    "The most ambitious title in developement, worldwide" can't even claim it has a real persistant world and more than 16 player deathmatch? So they don't mention a whole lot and leave it up to speculation while sticking the MMO tag on the website. If this is your game, there is nothing wrong with that. The dev/publisher should really stop trying to ride the GTAMMO gravy train until they can actually live up to it in the most remote ways.