ALL POINTS BULLETIN MMODeveloper: Realtime Worlds

Genre: Crime

Status: Released

Release Date: June 29 (NA) / July 2 (EU) (free-to-play: 2011)

Official Website

Imagine a living breathing city, but for the first time ever an online one. Streets full of vehicles, thousands of civilians going about their daily life. Now introduce 100 players to this online city. Their mission in life is to achieve fame and fortune, and achieve it fast. Naturally many will take to a life of crime, feeding on the city, its people and its businesses. The other players though, the enforcers, will feed on these criminal players.

What will the outcome be?

The great thing is, we don’t know. It’s an online sandbox. Many players will gain fame, fortune or notoriety. Alliances will be formed, rivalries will be bitter. One thing we do know, every player will be unique. Thanks to leading edge technology, players can personalize their looks, clothing, vehicles and music.

Welcome to the next evolution of action games into the persistent online space.


* APB blends fast-paced third-person action, deep customization, and meaningful achievement to create a unique persistent online multiplayer experience.

* APB utilizes cutting edge technology to create a “living, breathing” city where players clash — on foot and in vehicles — to determine the future of San Paro, a fictional metropolis, where two factions — Enforcement and Criminal — vie for control.

* APB is being developed by Realtime Worlds — creators of the award-winning Xbox 360 title Crackdown — and is one of the largest and most ambitious online game projects in development worldwide.


System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements

Core 2 Duo 2Ghz or equivalent
2GB RAM (3GB for Vista64 / Windows 7 64)
nVidia GeForce 7800 - 256MB or equivalent
20GB Hard disk space
Headset and microphone recommended
Broadband internet connection required

APB Podcast Episode 1: Meet the Team
APB Podcast Episode 2: E3 and Beyond!
APB Podcast Episode 3: Back to the Floor
APB Podcast Episode 4: A Tribute
APB Podcast Episode 5: APB Tattoos vs. RL Tattoos
APB Podcast Episode 6: Q&A
APB Podcast Episode 7: APB, Clothes and You
APB Podcast Episode 8: SPOILER ALERT!
APB Podcast Episode 9: Viva Cologne
APB Podcast Episode 10: The Reign of Rein Part II
APB Podcast Episode 11: Reining Justice
APB Podcast Episode 12: EJ Q&A 4U
APB Podcast Episode 13: The Organizations of San Paro Part 1
APB Podcast Episode 14: The Organizations of San Paro Part 2
APB Podcast Episode 15: Q&A Special

Epic Games is potential buyer for APB - September 17, 2010
It seems not all is lost for All Points Bulletin, the action MMO that Realtime Worlds just announced will be shutting down today. There has been some talk between the involved parties but...

APB is about to close - September 16, 2010
It seems that All Points Bulletin’s life was a short-lived one. Realtime Worlds recently went into serious financial trouble and despite finding a buyer for upcoming game Project: MyWorld, APB didn’t get the same luck.

APB support will continue - August 20, 2010
Despite Realtime Worlds going into administration, with a lot of employees losing their jobs, the All Points Bulletin service will continue as it should be, in Europe and United States.

APB developer goes into administration - August 17, 2010
Realtime Worlds, APB developer, is in serious financial trouble. The studio has gone into administration, just a few days after 60 staff were let go. Realtime Worlds recently announced Project: MyWorld.

APB: improvements to come - July 13, 2010
All Points Bulletin isn’t getting the best reviews, and Realtime Worlds started planning some changes to the gameplay. Over the next few weeks they will work on the following aspects...

APB for consoles needs publisher - July 5, 2010
Dave Jones from Realtime Worlds told Eurogamer that a console version of APB (All Points Bulletin) will only happen if they can find a publishing partner. Jones is yet to talk to Electronic Arts...

APB: no microtransactions or paid DLC - June 12, 2010
All Points Bulletin lead designer EJ Moreland revealed that their MMO won't feature any kind of paid DLC or microtransactions. “We won’t be offering items for sale for real money...

APB's key to the city delayed - June 10, 2010
A post in the official All Points Bulletin website announced the delay in the Key to the City event. It is now scheduled for Saturday, so the wait won't be long.

APB minimum requirements - June 4, 2010
Realtime Worlds revealed the minimum system requirements for their MMO shooter APB. All Points Bulletin launches on June 29 in North America, July 1 in Europe and July 2 in the UK.

APB pricing details - May 2, 2010
Realtime Worlds revealed the original subscription model for their crime MMO APB (All Points Bulletin), to be released on June 29th in North America and July 2nd in Europe.

APB launching on June 29th - April 30, 2010
Realtime Worlds revealed the official release date for All Points Bulletin (All Points Bulletin), a much anticipated MMO game where players enter battles by choosing a side: Criminals or Enforcers.

All Points Bulletin beta begins - March 12, 2010
A lot of players are receiving email invitations from Realtime Worlds to the upcoming All Points Bulletin Closed Beta test. Those who signed up but didn't get an invitation shouldn't already...

APB in Q3 2010 - February 15, 2010
According to a report from EA, All Points Bulletin (APB) is scheduled for Q3 2010. The eagerly anticipated multiplayer shooter from Realtime Worlds was expected in March 2010...

All Points Bulletin closed beta started - October 21, 2009
With some discretion, we found out that the All Points Bulletin closed beta has started. It was announced for October but ended up delayed for a couple of weeks.

APB Beta next week - October 1, 2009
Beta testing for All Points Bulletin will begin next week. This was revealed by Realtime Worlds' boss Gary Dale at the Tech Media Invest event in London.

APB: no monthly subscription - August 15, 2009
Great news for all those expecting All Points Bulletin. Yesterday we revealed the new website and beta sign-ups, but we missed one important detail...

APB Beta sign-ups open - August 14, 2009
Realtime Worlds redesigned the All Points Bulletin website, something that is sure to draw even more attention to their much awaited cops and robbers MMO game.

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