APB patch notes reveal hope

"There appears to be a buyer."

The future of APB may soon be secure: a buyer has been found.

Commentary from the game's patch notes (via Massively) - retweeted by former APB community manager Ben Batemen - claimed "there might be a light at the end of the tunnel for APB".

"The end of the administration process is apparently close and there appears to be a buyer for the game," the patch notes read.

Realtime Worlds' administrator and temporary guardian of APB, Begbies Traynor, said "there is nothing I can tell you at this stage" when approached by Eurogamer with the news today.

Rumour had it in September that none other than Epic Games of Unreal Engine and Gears of War fame was sniffing around APB. A statement issued by Epic Games didn't deny it.

Realtime Worlds' fell apart in August, a month after the launch of ambitious persistent online shooter APB. Hefty investment and Crackdown-confidence gave way to complacency, former members of the Scottish developer later revealed.

And despite assurances from Begbies Traynor, APB servers were eventually turned off.

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