APB will live on in Europe and US

Future updates and content promised.

APB service will continue as normal in Europe and the US, despite the recent collapse of developer Realtime Worlds.

Administrators have restructured the studio to ensure the game's future, promising a "pipeline" of future updates and game improvements.

A new patch is on the public test server now. This attempts to establish fairer matchmaking results, balance vehicle handling and combat, introduce advanced graphics options, improve HUD messaging, tweak voice communications and add new clothing, symbols, vehicles and instruments.

"We want to offer reassurance to gamers that APB will not only continue as an online service but will be improved and supported 100 per cent during this restructure," commented Paul Dounis, one of the two administrators from Begbies Taylor in charge of RTW.

Administration will continue until someone buys what's left of Realtime Worlds: APB, in other words. Of the 210 workforce at Dundee, Scotland HQ only 53 remain. The US Colorado office has let go of 28 staff, keeping only 14.

Realtime Worlds crumbled earlier this week. Administrators pointed to the "lacklustre" performance of APB as the reason. Creditors in the UK are apparently owed somewhere in the region of £3 million.

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