Rumor: Buyer Found for Defunct APB

BOOM widget 101799 Though Realtime Worlds has been gutted and has been in bankruptcy administration, recent "patch" notes (via Massively) for its shuttered game APB declared:

"It's looking like there might be light at the end of the tunnel for APB. The end of the administration process is apparently close and there appears to be a buyer for the game."

Ben Bateman, the game's former community manager, retweeted the notes. He now works for Codemasters, though any connection between Codies and APB is pure speculation at this point.

The same patch notes page previously stated that "various companies are still interested in operating it as a live game," but this does not guarantee that the buyer would re-open the game's servers. It could be a technology or intellectual property acquisition. That character customization engine was snazzy. The actual game... not so much.