The long awaited APB has finally been given a release date. You can get it on store shelves June 29th in North America, July 1st in mainland Europe and July 2nd in the UK. This game brings multiple genres together, with the open world crime of GTA and the persistent online multiplayer of a game such as World of Warcraft. The pricing structure of this game goes something a little like this:
Gamers can purchase a retail version of APB either in-store or via digital download at standard retail price of SRP $49.99, £34.99, €49.99. The game includes 50 hours of action gameplay out of the box plus unlimited time in APB’s social districts customizing, socializing and trading in the marketplace. Once the 50-hours are up, players have flexibility: top up their game time from as little as SRP $6.99 (£5.59, €6.29) for an additional 20 hours, or opt to purchase a 30-day unlimited package for only SRP $9.99 (£7.99, €8.99) with discounts available for 90 and 180 days. In addition to this flexible payment model, players can also earn game time by actually playing the game.
That makes perfect sense…. right?
This game has been on my radar a long time, and I have been excited to play it. To hear that it’s coming this year, and in only a couple of months is a delight. Although I wasn’t aware that this would have an advanced payment system to it and you would have to keep paying ontop of the price of the game to fully enjoy it.