Realtime Worlds Sells Project: MyWorld

BOOM widget 136747 Project: MyWorld, Realtime Worlds' "3D social gaming experience," has been bought by an anonymous US company, Develop reports.

The MyWorld team was laid off as the developer also behind Crackdown and APB attempted to stave off bankruptcy but the company still entered administration in August. When business rescue firm Begbies Traynor stepped in, a portion of the team was re-hired to continue development as a number had expressed interest in buying the project.

Evidently MyWorld proved attractive enough to be sold. It's yet unknown how much was paid or what will happen to the re-hired development staff.

Announced in July, the social game is set in a virtual recreation of the world that allows anyone to customise and create buildings. Minigames such as driving, flying and fishing would be on offer. It was due to be released in 2011.

Though Realtime Worlds has suffered massive layoffs and is up for sale, it insists that support for APB will continue. The crime MMORPG apparently boasts over 130,000 registered users playing an average of 4 hours per week, with "paying players" paying $28 per month.