The site's sources claim that K2 has paid around £1.5 million (roughly $2.4 million US) for APB and that it could be back up and running before the end of the year. Supposedly, the purchase will be officially announced in the coming week.
Realtime Worlds' administrator already managed to sell the Scottish developer's "3D social gaming experience" Project: MyWorld and had been seeking a buyer for APB. While it initially vowed APB would continue to run, the MMO shut down in September.
Hope came in October when "patch notes" appeared in the patcher saying "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."
GamersFirst declined to comment on the rumour to GamesIndustry.