Todd Harris, executive producer for Global Agenda, has just published an open letter to all FPS/MMO fans in regards to the loss of APB: All Points Bulletin. Last week, Realtime Worlds announced that they have pulled the plug on APB, the multiplayer shooter that pit gangs of criminals against teams of enforcers. Harris’ letter offers his condolences for APB players, who have been left with no support since APB servers were shut down – and offers a 30% discount on Global Agenda for anyone who purchases the title before September 24.
You can read Harris’ letter in its entirety below:
Dear Shooter/MMO Fans:
The last few years have been rough for many fans of the Shooter/MMO genre.
Several innovative game titles with great communities have folded as they sought to bring together those of us who enjoy the fast-action, intense pace of a shooter, but also the character progression and persistence offered by MMOs.
Today, we mourn our latest fallen colleague, APB. In making APB, Realtime Worlds had a bold vision to make an MMO devoid of traditional tab-targeting, cast bars, and die-roll combat. We honor their effort and innovation, and greatly mourn the game’s closing.
Sadly, the APB server shutdown leaves their entire community with nothing to shoot or blow up tonight!
So between today and Friday, September 24, 2010, we are offering refugees from APB and other Shooter/MMOs an opportunity to join Global Agenda’s growing community more easily and affordably than ever.
We figure you deserve it. And you’ll fit right in since you already know how to aim.
All players that purchase Global Agenda on the game’s official website prior to September 24, 2010, using the promotion code “LongLiveShooterMMOs” will receive a 30% discount off the game. That’s $20.99, £13.12 and €15.75!
This one-time purchase gives you full access to the game’s content, with no monthly fees.
And, remember, you can try the game before you buy by playing the free trial, available here.
We at Hi-Rez Studios believe strongly in the Shooter/MMO genre. We celebrate and thank all developers advancing innovative Shooter/MMO concepts, as well as the fans that dedicate their time to playing and supporting these games.
Executive Producer, Global Agenda
Above: You can use the promotional code "LongLiveShooterMMOs" to receive the discount
Sep 20, 2010
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