You may remember another game called APB; it was released over a decade ago and played vaguely like the first GTA. With the second incarnation of the name, developer Realtime Worlds has created an MMO which has been marketed to seem like a persistent world version of Grand Theft Auto 4.
You don't see this very often, within weeks of its release the Community Officer of Realtimeworlds is playing open card about the state of APB.
Nearly 9 years ago I was playing Grand Theft Auto III for the first time and pondering over what it would be like if the game was made into an MMO, most likely seeing me and my buddies cruising around looking for some trouble. Most people growing up may have moved on to more sophisticated dreams, not me!
Realtime Worlds, Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that APB: All Points Bulletin™ is on sale in North America and has shipped to retailers around the world. APB will be available to buy at retail in Europe on July 1 and in the UK on July 2.