APB will have 100 players per server, car customisation “better than Forza”

Wednesday, 15th July 2009 10:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Realtime Worlds boss Dave Jones has just delivered a bunch of new information on MMO APB in his Develop keynote, confirming the game will have up to 100 players per server and will automatically match enforcers with the bad guys on a dynamic basis.

Jones showed extensive customisation options for both characters and cars in this morning’s speech, as well as a long new trailer detailing the game’s ideals.

Music tools were shown, including a creation system on the lines of CuBase. You can attach music jingles to your deaths – including a Mario theme Jone demoed.

No release date, though.

Get the full liveblog transcript here.



  1. BraveArse


    there goes my 360 hopes in a puff of smoke then…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. OrphanageExplosion

    Streaming video to the client? Really? Seems somewhat unbelievable to me. If it’s server-based like Warcraft (more likely) that isn’t really “Cloud” as such is it?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Indeed, I’d be VERY surprised if this didn’t turn out to be a straight MMORPG-style client/server setup rather than the “dumb terminal” Cloud-based approach.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mart

    By server-based I assumed he just meant that all the game instances live on a server, as opposed to client-hosted lobby sessions.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. BraveArse

    hopefully we’ll get clarification soon. Isn’t Pat interviewing him like, now?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve taken the “cloud” bit out. I’m interviewing him at 12.30, so I’ll get him to clarify what he meant by it.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Tonka

    Ask him about if he prefers “free 2 play” or “play 4 free”.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve edited it. Just spoke to another RTW guy and the player does have a client on their machine. False alarm. Sorry.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Mike

    Did he mention console?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    No. I heard him say they’re “in discussions” afterwards. I’ll ask him.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Mike


    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    OK, I’m interviewing Jones in 10 mins. If you’ve got any questions for him, post them here.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    You’re all rubbish :)

    Finished with him. Awesome interview. I’ll crunch it down in a bit.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. BraveArse

    nuts – missed the question request. :( rubbish indeed. ;)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    That’ll teach me to go and get a sandwich. :-D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. lelik

    sandwiches will make you fat blerk.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. David

    how come its not stated as a 360 release as well or has it been cancelled for the 360 ?

    #17 5 years ago

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