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Global Agenda’s executive producer offers APB players a new home

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.

Todd Harris
Executive Producer, Global Agenda


Above: You can use the promotional code "LongLiveShooterMMOs" to receive the discount

Sep 20, 2010



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14 comments

  • Mystiez - April 5, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    So boring I rather watch homemade bread rise in the oven :(
  • crumbdunky - September 21, 2010 11:40 a.m.

    In an industry where we have a ton of brazenly selfish actions IDK if I can agree that this is THAT sleazy. Does it compare with Kotick this week dissing every independent dev under the sun(bar Bungie, natch) and trying to sell us cutscenes? I don't think so. This guy has to think that he'd have got a few APB "refugees" anyway and taking the chance to publicise a game which has reviewed ok ands appears to be growing anyway is a natural thing to do with the APB stuff still newsworthy so he grabbed the chance and is offering a decent saving to anyone looking for a shooter/mmo. I think it's ok myself.
  • JPorFavor - September 20, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    That's pretty badass of them."
  • CH3BURASHKA - September 20, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    My future me just walked out of a temporal wormhole and handed me a newspaper from a year from now. It says, "Global Agenda dev closes down after losing a shitload of money, APB 'refugees' more depressed than ever before".
  • frmonth - September 20, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    @ ThePurpleDragon Yeah me too lol Does this mmo have no monthly fees then? Surely that's part of the reason that APB couldn't find players if their are equalling interesting shooter/mmos that are one time purchase.
  • ThePurpleDragon - September 20, 2010 9:35 p.m.

    At first I thought you meant Global Agenda was offering jobs to the APB developers. That would've been quite the gesture to be sure. This is nice too, though.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - September 20, 2010 9:13 p.m.

    I know the guy has good intentions, but this does sound a bit like db1331 described it.
  • gUtSLyOiR - September 20, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    I play it, and the amount of players on it is certainly quaint, but i dont think itll die out too soon, as it looks like its quickly growing. its like the 3rd top selling MMO on steam, and that has to mean SOMEONES buying it
  • oneshotfinch - September 20, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    @db1331 If you looked right you'd see the 8 the game got. 30% off sounds like a good deal, it's not like they were forced to offer them anything at all.
  • db1331 - September 20, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    Hang on. Is Global Agenda even doing that well itself? I have never even heard of it. I'm going to laugh my ass off if they wind up closing down their servers too in the near future.
  • chriswilliamsuk - September 20, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    haha thats really true, i mean it is pretty sleezy but is pretty good as they will get like two subscribers from that appeal as i know absolutely no one i know brought a copy of abp
  • Hydrohs - September 20, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    It's business. And a great business move, not to mention the fact that they're extending it to everyone.
  • db1331 - September 20, 2010 8:01 p.m.

    This is even sleazier than hitting on your brother's wife at his funeral.
  • AngryScotsman - September 20, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    Not a bad idea to drum up sales. And a damn nice gesture too. Bravo, Sir I've-Forgotten-Your-Name, bravo.

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