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APB Reloaded attracts 100,000+ participants for open beta

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Things are looking up for Reloaded Production's relaunch of the APB Reloaded MMO. According to its parent company, GamersFirst, over 100,000 participants have signed up to test drive the rejigged MMO during its closed beta, which is slated to begin on February 28th.

Of that number, Reloaded Production anticipates that only half will follow through with activating their beta accounts. Still, according to GamersFirst's CTO Bjorn Book-Larsson, the volume of interested players, "far exceed the number of people [we] actually expected or even needed for the first Closed Beta."

As many will recall, APB began as a Realtime World's venture, but was soon canned months after its launch due to luke warm response and lack of subscribers. Soon after the Realtime World's pulled the plug, GamersFirst purchased APB and formed Reloaded Productions with the intention of relaunching the ambitious crime MMO as a free-to-play online title.

APB: Reloaded is expected to reopen its streets in the first half of 2011.

[Source: Gamustra]

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8 comments

  • thugnificent1477 - April 23, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    Nothing.They announced on their blog just yesterday from today or so that it doesnt matter if u bought before.Ur not going to get premium free is a summary of wat they are saying
  • BigSlammu - February 17, 2011 3:41 a.m.

    Wait, I bought APB on Steam before it came out, and I never really got a chance to play it. It was pretty unfair, but it was still pretty fun. I still have 52 hours or so left in my account. What does this mean for me?
  • Sy87 - February 17, 2011 1:40 a.m.

    Hopefully they can fix the problems and maybe get a 360 version out. That would be cool.
  • Robx - February 17, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    @skeletalbutton You should follow their blog over here: http://apbreloaded.blogspot.com/ They have done quite a lot of fixes and some changes from the original version, and have explained the little differences of users who pay and those who don't, plus some cool stuff they have found/developed out.
  • theintellectual - February 16, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    @skeletalbutton I don't think they have but people want to hope. Hell I want to hope. Such an amazing concept is too good to waste.
  • skeletalbutton - February 16, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    It seems that although they are advertising the fact that it is free to play, no one's mentioned anything about improved gameplay.
  • FreedomPhantom - February 16, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    After seeing other previews and reviews for this game, I'm not altogether excited. It's good that things are looking up. Does anybody know how much will change between the different releases?
  • McSpermie - February 16, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    I hope they don't screw this up, again.

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