DUNDEE, Scotland— March 19th, 2010– Realtime Worlds, the leading British independent video game developer behind APB: All Points Bulletin, have today laid down the law to all wannabe Criminals and Enforcers looking to get hands-on with APB during the third and final closed beta session. With the beta test already underway, gamers are required to sign up at www.apb.com/beta-application where lucky applicants will gain early access to the vibrancy and violence of gangland San Paro.
Incorporating frantic third-person action into a persistent online multiplayer world, APB will offer a whole new perspective on MMO gaming: this is‘Mass Mayhem Online’. Those fortunate enough to gain access to the closed beta will be able to experience the near limitless customisation and brutal urban combat APB has to offer.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of new players to San Paro in the coming weeks.” said Dave Jones, Creative Director at Realtime Worlds,“As APB enters this final stage of closed beta testing, we’re anticipating a huge surge of interest with gamers from all over the world applying to take part and provide invaluable feedback to the development team preparing us for launch.”
APB is set to launch simultaneously in North America and Europe later this year. For more information about APB and to sign up to the beta, log on to www.apb.com.
About Realtime Worlds
Realtime Worlds is one of the largest and most successful independent game developers in the world. Founded in 2002 by Creative Director David Jones with gaming industry veterans Ian Hetherington and Tony Harman, and joined by CEO Gary Dale in April 2009, the company has grown to more than 300 exceptionally talented staff. Realtime Worlds’ experienced teams have a tremendous history of creating some of the world’s bestselling video games, including the global hit franchises‘Lemmings’ and‘Grand Theft Auto’.
Realtime Worlds launched its first title, Crackdown, on Xbox 360 in early 2007. The debut game broke records for demo downloads, sold approximately 1.5 million copies, and won multiple awards including prestigious BAFTA and Develop Industry Excellence awards. Realtime Worlds is currently working on All Points Bulletin ( http://www.apb.com), a persistent, online action game with a contemporary urban setting and themed around celebrity, conflict, competition and creativity. In June 2009 Realtime Worlds entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with EA Partners to bring APB to PC in 2010.
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