APB Picked Up By K2 Network

By Colin Tan on November 12, 2010, 1:07AM EDT

APB, an ambitious MMO project headed up by Realtime Worlds, launched with poor reception and both the company and game eventually going under. However, there may yet still be life in APB as K2 Network, the company behind free-to-play service GamersFirst, has picked up the project with rumours that a relaunch is coming before the end of the year.

K2 Network reportedly acquired APB for £1.5 million (USD$2.4 million), according to sources of GamesIndustry.biz. It is likely that the new APB will follow a free-to-play module unlike its previous subscription and microtransaction based model where players purchased game time.

GamersFirst offers a universal currency used across all games under their umbrella and claims to have an estimated 28 million subscribers across 160 countries.

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