Console version of APB unsigned, says Jones

Monday, 5 July 2010 09:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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RealTime Worlds’ Dave Jones has told Eurogamer that APB won’t appear on consoles unless the studio finds the right “publishing partner” to assist it.

The MMO launched at the weekend in the UK, receiving middling review scores: EG gave the game a six.

“That won’t happen until we have a console publishing partner,” said Jones.

“That’s the only thing that will trigger that.”

When asked if the game would be “shopped around” for consoles, he added: “I don’t think it’s something we’d say we’d shop around. We’re going to stay heavily focused on building upon what we’ve got. We’ll have conversations with people. If there’s interest there, then of course we’d love to bring it to console.

“But I think, quite rightly, the console people are sitting there watching how the game does, how we build upon it, how good the service is, what would be the cost involved in running dedicated servers for console, for example. I don’t think anybody’s ever done that yet.”

Jones said back at GDC this year that for APB to appear on consoles, it would need a “redesign.”

When the title was announced in 2005, an Xbox 360 release was also confirmed.

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