Dur du dun… dun… dun… Another one bites the dust…
Yep, unfortunately, MMORPG APB has been locked up, and the key unceremoniously thrown away. Announced on the official forums today, APB is shutting down after only 2 months. Even by MMO standards, that’s a pretty swift turn around from launch to closure! And no long goodbyes either, the servers are due to go offline in the next 24 hours.
The games creators, Realtime Worlds, went into administration last month, and potential new buyers were ‘not comfortable’ with APB as a ‘live operation’.
It’s always sad to see MMO’s fail, but with the upcoming WoW:Cataclysm, DC Online, Lego Universe, and the genre changing Star Wars: The Old Republic due out over the next 6 months, it fair to say things were probably only going to worse for the fledging MMO.