"This game was my passion back when I was developing it with Realtime Worlds, and I'm extremely excited to be able to participate in fulfilling the long term vision for the title," Jones said in the announcement. "After seeing what the team has done with the game thus far, I'm certain that APB Reloaded will become the title that truly breaks new ground for online game experiences, especially with transition to a free to play model."
Publisher GamersFirst explained that Jones "will serve in an advisory role and will share his vast game design experience during critical design stages of the ongoing development of APB Reloaded."
GamersFirst picked up the cops & robbers MMO following the financial collapse and closure of original developer Realtime Worlds, which Jones founded. Reloaded is essentially the same game, but with a few extra months of development time and running under a free-to-play model rather than subscriptions.