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Realtime "fully committed to APB"

Scottish developer confirms redundancies.

Scottish developer Realtime Worlds has insisted it remains "fully committed" to action MMO APB after the studio reportedly made 60 staff members redundant.

Earlier today VG247 reported that Realtime was seeking to sell APB on.

Sources indicated to Eurogamer that 60 people were laid off today, primarily from the team creating the recently announced Project: MyWorld.

In July Realtime announced it would restructure following the release of APB.

In a statement issued to Eurogamer this afternoon, Realtime confirmed "expected redundancies" relating to APB have been made.

"Further to the press release issued on the 7th July announcing the post-launch restructure for APB and expected redundancies, the 30-day consultation period with the affected staff has ended.

"The supporting infrastructure for a game inevitably changes once released, and those staff that couldn't be redeployed to new projects in the Art, Audio, Coding, Design, Production, and QA departments have regrettably been made redundant.

"APB continues to be our primary development focus, and we remain fully committed to the game and its players."

Last month creative director Dave Jones defended APB following disappointing review scores, blaming them on "misconceptions" and "huge expectations".

Eurogamer gave APB a 6/10 review.

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