IGS publishing APB: Reloaded in North America

Interactive Gaming Software is partnering with GamersFirst to deliver the APB: Reloaded in North America. Although technically "free to play," the retail version has been priced, and detailed.

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Interactive Gaming Software (IGS) has announced a partnership with GamersFirst to deliver APB: Reloaded--a new iteration of failed MMO APB built on a free-to-play model--to North America this November. And while technically a F2P game, the retail version has been priced and detailed.

"Our pricing model for APB Reloaded actually pays a gamer to come try the game. This is unprecedented for a title which cost more than seventy million dollars to produce," GamersFirst's Rahul Sandil said in a press release.

"The response from retail has been so overwhelming that we are considering launching with a half-million units," added Rahul.

APB: Reloaded is currently in open beta on GamersFirst, with over 700,000 online players in less than three months of testing.

While it'll have no monthly subscription fee, APB: Reloaded will run $29.95 when it hits retail in November, and will be further supported by micro-transactions. The purchase price includes $50 worth of in-game items including a "permanent in-game high-performance vehicle, a permanent in-game weapon, and 30 days of premium access that provides increased cash rewards, reputation gains and a 20 percent in-store discount."

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    August 23, 2011 12:15 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, IGS publishing APB: Reloaded in North America.

    Interactive Gaming Software is partnering with GamersFirst to deliver the APB: Reloaded in North America. Although technically "free to play," the retail version has been priced, and detailed.

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      August 23, 2011 12:24 PM

      Nope.avi. Free to play should mean free to play. They should have just gone the LOTRO and other mmo approach and offered the game for free with microtransations, instead of offering it at $30 with microtransactions.

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      August 23, 2011 12:26 PM

      I don't think I'd buy a game with both an initial cost AND microtransactions. If I pay good money for it, I want access to all the stuff.

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        August 23, 2011 12:42 PM

        I agree. The appeal of F2P games like Allods or Forsaken World is just that: They're free, but you can spend money on nice extras/perks if you want to. Combining a fee and micro-transactions is, at best, unappealing.

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      August 25, 2011 12:59 PM

      The Superman 64 of the shooter industry just won't die will it?

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