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APB will last five to ten years, according to Dave Jones

Tuesday, 21st July 2009 20:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Dave Jones has told Videogamer that his main goal for APB, is for it to last for five to ten years.

“That’s ultimately the goal. The method I looked at, the kind of ideas I looked at was more like Counter-Strike,” he said at Develop. “There is a game which kept people playing for years and years and years, but from a very, very different perspective – just a great, great, great core combat game. I want more of what Counter-Strike did coupled with the social stuff that Counter-Strike didn’t do. You couldn’t even have a clan in Counter-Strike for heaven’s sake. People used to improvise by adding it to the end of their names.

“They had to try and organize when to meet up, try and form groups, they effectively ran their own server then and invited players to it – all that stuff Counter-Strike players were doing, they had to try and do off their own back.

“We’ve taken all that and said, ‘make it from the beginning’. You get all the social stuff you get from World of Warcraft. The difference is in the core gameplay. APB is a hell of a lot of fun to play, because I do play it day upon day upon day upon day upon day. We have progression as well – it’s visual. We have leagues and stats and achievements. But at the end of the day, after playing World of Warcraft for a night I don’t sit back and go, wow! That was an amazing fight I was just in. It’s not really about an amazing fight. It’s about tactics and just getting through stuff.

“I want people in APB to come out after a couple of hours and say, wow we had some amazing fights with that squad and that clan, and that guy was dominating tonight.”

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4 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    Ever hear of One step at a time there Dave. You just keep making bigger and bigger claims and it will come tumbling down day 1 must I remind you Age of Conan…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. fearmonkey

    i hoope it works out for them, but 10 years?
    In the next 1 to 4 years, we are going to have the next blizzard mmo, STO, aion, TOR, the new FF mmo, Zenimax’s elder scrolls or fallout mmo unless Interplay actually does it, etc etc etc.
    Wishful thinking………….

    #2 6 years ago
  3. anasui

    maybe he means “on the shelves”

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Newbie101

    Shame this isn’t the kind of ‘MMO’ i was expecting it to be.

    100 player servers?!?!

    #4 6 years ago

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