We have received some very exciting information from Realtime Worlds, the makers of Crackdown and the upcoming All Points Bulletin (APB). In it, the developer discusses their progress, fund raising, and even plans for a beta.
“This year we would have had an exciting presence with APB at E3 if we had continued with Webzen as our publisher. But, given that we re-acquired the rights to APB just this spring and closed a very large fundraising round ($50,000,000) to secure APB’s future, the timing just wasn’t right to attend E3. RTW is very excited with APB’s progress and we have used our fundraising as a means to invest even more heavily in the APB development team. RTW hopes to release more information later this year with regards to game play details and beta plans.”
As for APB itself, well things have moved on quite a lot over the past weeks, and testing has advanced to a very exciting stage internally, as such, we are preparing the initial steps towards beta, and are ready to open up our ‘Register your interest’ sign up page. This will enable you to get your email added in anticipation of the upcoming beta activities, and will ensure you keep up to date with all the news from Realtime Worlds regarding APB and future projects.
However, as the ‘Register your interest’ is part of our growing community activities, we would like you guys be involved, and so to tap into your enthusiasm for APB and network of friends we have decided that the ‘Register your interest’ page will go live only after we reach 500 members on our APB Facebook page, so head on over to http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Points-Bulletin-APB/10139489470 and join the APB group, we are confident with the current interest behind APB this target will be quickly and easily achieved by you folks, so go out, tell your friends and spread the word about APB.
This is particularly exciting for me because I am a huge Crackdown fan. It’s my favorite game on the Xbox 360. Realtime Worlds has not announced a sequel to Crackdown, and since Microsoft owns the Crackdown IP, RTW may not be the dev that creates it.
You can go register your interest in the game and get entered to possibly be in the PC beta.