Realtime Worlds cut jobs post APB launch

Wednesday, 7th July 2010 22:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Realtime Worlds has announced a restructure of its workforce following the release of All Points Bulletin.

According to a report on Develop, a small number of staff will be made redundant, and an unnamed project in the works is to be downscaled.

Despite a mediocre reception from critics, the firm said APB had “a very smooth launch”, with studio head Dave Jones chalking the reviews up to “too high of expectations”.

“We now have to focus our efforts and resources on running APB as a 24/7 online live operation, creating new content and services for the future and ensuring the best possible experience for the players,” said RTW CEO Gary Dale, adding that the firm will still be hiring post-release support for the MMO.

The report didn’t confirm whether the folks made redundant were temporary employees or not; it’s regular practice to drop short-term staff once a game has shipped and extras are no longer needed.

We’ll ask.



  1. Lloytron

    “Thanks for all you hard work during the development of the game. Now fuck off.”

    #1 5 years ago
  2. loki

    After APB fail, Realtime Worlds must cuts all jobs

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Anders

    Isn’t that pretty much general practice after a project is finished, though?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. OlderGamer


    Yes, they all do it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. GitForceGemini

    Maybe they can go and work for Ruffian.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. bugmenot

    It’s probably only QA that’s been let go and considering the stellar job they did on bugging game play issues it’s probably no great loss.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    ruffian are shit developers

    #7 5 years ago
  8. scuz

    I think what they’re saying is that they’re restructuring the company to FOCUS on APB, not firing people who worked on it.

    Sounds like they need QA more than ever…

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Surgeon

    @ bugmenot…
    Just because you find and log a bug, it doesn’t mean it will get fixed.

    #9 5 years ago

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