Realtime Worlds News


No Refunds for APB Purchasers; EA Offering Some Customers Coupons or Free Games

By Brian Leahy, Sep 27, 2010 3:00pm PDT

Now that APB has shut down following the collapse of Realtime Worlds, customers that purchased the game or additional playtime and items might feel...


"Hello, I pre-ordered "APB" and was disappointed when it released. They had their open beta a ..."

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APB Shutting Down

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 16, 2010 9:52am PDT

Hugely troubled Scottish developer Realtime Worlds has announced that its cops vs. robbers MMO APB is shutting down, less than three months after...


"the funny thing is there is still 900+ players playing Front Lines on the PC it is much better ..."

- Chinchy see all 123 comments

Realtime Worlds Sells Project: MyWorld

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 07, 2010 5:58am PDT

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


"I keep seeing that $28 per month number thrown around, but what do you want to bet that includes ..."

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APB Player Stats Released As Former RealTime Worlds Staff Allegedly Goes Unpaid

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 24, 2010 4:00pm PDT

In its ongoing quest for a buyer, RealTime Worlds recently released its first set of player statistics for the under-performing open-world social...


"....and don't forget the game is boring as shit too there Capt. Kirk......."

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Realtime Worlds Re-Hires Some of MyWorld Team

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2010 5:51am PDT

While the entire team working on Realtime Worlds' "3D social gaming experience" Project: MyWorld was laid off shortly before the developer entered...


""Anybody want a slightly abused Realtime Worlds? Anybody?" "Pssst..." "Who are you?" "Don't ..."

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Realtime Worlds Gutted and on Sale, APB Support Will Continue

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2010 5:53am PDT

The workforce at Crackdown and APB creator Realtime Worlds' main office in Dundee, Scotland has been slashed from 210 to only 53 after the dev...


"It seems to me to be insulting to make spend to the people 50 Euros to buy the game and to pay ..."

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Report: APB Developer Enters Bankruptcy

By Brian Leahy, Aug 17, 2010 12:30pm PDT

Develop is reporting that APB and Crackdown developer Realtime Worlds is "on the brink of closure" and that operations have been handed off to an...


"They never made a good game so it was going to happen. APB could of been good if they put ..."

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Rumours: Realtime Worlds Fires Project: MyWorld Team, Looking to Sell APB

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 13, 2010 6:00am PDT

Crackdown and APB creator Realtime Worlds has laid off the entire team behind its recently-announced Project: MyWorld, according to rumours picked...


"Everyone knew after the Beta this was a steaming pole of shit. GTA4 multi was made better ffs."

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Realtime Worlds Reveals Project: MyWorld

By Brian Leahy, Jul 29, 2010 12:30pm PDT

Coming off of the release of APB, Realti


"yeah, how disturbing and psychologically damaging to play with models! God knows how that turned ..."

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Realtime Worlds Loses Some Staff, Still Hiring However

By Brian Leahy, Jul 07, 2010 6:30pm PDT

Now that Realtime Worlds has released APB, it will transition into "running APB as a 24/7 online live operation, creating new content and services...


"he said "potential" to failure ratio. The worst of all time is and always will be Star Wars ..."

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EA Publishing Realtime's APB

By Nick Breckon, Jun 01, 2009 3:08pm PDT

Electronic Arts today announced that it will publish Realtime Worlds' upcoming cops vs. robbers MMO "APB" under its EA Partners label. No new...


"I can't wait to make a super punky chick who just kills everyone."

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Crackdown 2 Revealed

By Nick Breckon, Jun 01, 2009 11:09am PDT

A sequel to Realtime's open-world shooter Crackdown was today announced during the Microsoft E3 press conference. No other details on the game...


"THIS is the reason I keep the 360 around. *prayers anwswered*"

- Wii_Tard see all 14 comments

Realtime Worlds Still In Talks With Microsoft About Crackdown Sequel

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 22, 2008 7:53am PST

Though currently at work on the MMO APB, Realtime Worlds is still engaged in talks with Microsoft about a possible Crackdown sequel, according to...


"Also, the narrator should say AGENT as often as possible this time."

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Crackdown Vets Form New Studio, Sequel Possible

By Nick Breckon, Dec 18, 2008 5:17pm PST

A new studio titled Ruffian Games has been formed by ex-Crackdown developers, and their first project may be a sequel to the open-world shooter,...


"I totally got my money's worth out of Crackdown. It was just so FUN."

- mizterd99 see all 11 comments

Crackdown 2 Still Possible, Says Developer

By Aaron Linde, Aug 07, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Currently in development on the crime MMO All Points Bulletin (PC, 360), Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin MacDonald said that there may yet be...


"amen to that.... it was my first 360 game and I loved every minute of it."

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