Gameplay revolves around missions triggered by the actions of players from either faction; the game will then attempt to match players of equivalent skill and opposing faction to participate in the mission with monetary rewards awaiting successful completion of goals. While urban battles between the two factions is emphasized, players cannot actually kill others even in the combat districts of San Paro unless they are specifically on missions or possess a high enough Notoriety or Prestige level.
Money can be used by players to customize their own avatars, as well as purchase new clothing, weapons, and vehicles which can also be upgraded. Players can import their own music during gameplay, and the game can also pull tracks from Last.fm.
APB originally launched in 2010 with a subscription based business model, but the game was shut down less than half a year after debut following developer Realtime Worlds entering adminstration. The game eventually relaunched as the free-to-play APB Reloaded in early 2011 after it was purchased by Reloaded Productions.
It was confirmed in early 2015 that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of APB Reloaded were in development at The Workshop Entertainment with support from Reloaded Productions.
"Merry Gift-Mas" is what Reloaded Productions is telling loyal APB Reloaded players today. Starting December... posted Dec 10, 12 6:54pm
APB lives on in the hands of GamersFirst as the (mostly) free-to-play APB Reloaded, currently in closed beta. As... posted May 03, 11 11:10am
GamersFirst is about to transform Realtime Worlds' APB in the APB Reloaded, and they'll be wanting to put the new... posted Jan 10, 11 7:17pm
Urban action MMO APB is getting a new lease in life as a (mostly) free-to-play game in the hands of GamersFirst,... posted Jan 04, 11 6:23pm
The sad saga of Realtime Worlds has mostly ended, but as it turns out, its urban crime MMO APB will indeed live... posted Nov 16, 10 7:14pm
APB didn't exactly work out for the late RealTime Worlds, but online game distributor K2 Network still sees... posted Nov 11, 10 8:39pm
The APB dream didn't last very long following the collapse of developer and operator Realtime Worlds, and... posted Sep 27, 10 6:04pm
APB's utter dissolution is now complete, but the story has yet to conclude for developer RealTime Worlds. The... posted Sep 17, 10 6:15pm
Only one day after APB's 1.4.2 update was supposed to have been released comes the unfortunate (but perhaps not... posted Sep 16, 10 6:47pm
Business financial restructuring firm Begbies Traynor has taken the reigns of APB developer Realtime Worlds, as... posted Aug 19, 10 7:21pm
Realtime Worlds is now sailing some rough seas after facing a tepid response to their urban action MMO, APB. The... posted Aug 18, 10 12:05am
Realtime Worlds has had to sit through lukewarm reception for its urban action MMO, APB, and very recently... posted Aug 13, 10 6:56pm
Couple months ago, we wrote about action MMO APB and its unique payment model which offered free time with... posted Jun 28, 10 10:19pm
At long last, the MMO action game APB (All Points Bulletin) has its launch dates set: June 29 for North America,... posted Apr 30, 10 4:34pm
Electronic Arts Q3 fiscal year 2010 results are quite revelatory in what to expect next year: the company will be... posted Feb 09, 10 3:05am
APB is one game that many people are looking forward to; far different than the regular batch of MMOs you commonly... posted Sep 16, 09 7:49pm
- Genre: Massively Multiplayer RPG (PC)
- Theme(s): Gangsta, Police/S.W.A.T.
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Real Time Worlds
- Publisher: GamersFirst
Released North America Jun 29, 2010 Europe Jul 2, 2010 Japan Q1 2007 Australia Q4 2010
- Player Info:
- Offline Multi-player (32)
- Online Multi-player (32)