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Crackdown on Xbox One isn’t Crackdown 3 so stop calling it that

Crackdown on Xbox One isn’t Crackdown 3 so stop calling it that already.


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  • Crackdown on Xbox One isn’t Crackdown 3 so stop calling it that

    Crackdown on Xbox One isn’t Crackdown 3 so stop calling it that already.

  • Crackdown Xbox One revealed, watch the E3 2014 trailer here

    Crackdown Xbox One has been revealed at long last, and it’s just called ‘Crackdown.’

  • Chronoblade confirmed for OUYA, browsers & smartphones, new trailers inside

    Chronoblade is the first game by NWay, a new studio formed by GTA creator Dave Jones, and former RealTime Worlds boss Tony Harman. It’s heading to OUYA, iOS, Android and browsers and a beta is on the way.

  • Facebook: 10 major titles coming in 2013, ChronoBlade helmed by GTA creator

    Facebook is home to a growing number of games, but the social network company is going megaton on game development this year, starting with the announcement of ChronoBlade, an RPG with a whiff of Diablo about it. It’s being helmed by GTA creator Dave Jones, also of APB/Crackdown fame. See it in action below.

  • Dave Jones takes an advisory position with APB: Reloaded developer

    GamersFirst has hired Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones as an advisor All Points Bulletin.

  • Dave Jones squelches rumor he’s leaving Dundee for Epic Games

    Yesterday, a rumor was circulating that Realtime Worlds founder Dave Jones had taken a job with Epic Games. Today, the APB creative director has told Develop the rumor is untrue.

  • Report – Epic “potential buyer” for APB

    Epic Games is a “potential buyer” for APB, the RTW MMO announced yesterday to be closing after just two months since it went on sale, according to a BBC report.

  • Console version of APB unsigned, says Jones

    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.

  • “Some people had too high expectations” for APB, says Jones

    Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones has said disappointing review scores for APB boil down to “misconceptions” and “huge expectations”.

  • APB beta content to be wiped

    RealTime Worlds’ Dave Jones has revealed that all content that has been created from the APB beta will be wiped from the full edition. Say goodbye to those custom-made cars.

  • Nine minutes of APB gameplay overlaid with Jones chatter

    Gamespot’s posted up an APB demo video from GDC showing off the game being demoed by Dave Jones himself. Get it after the break.

  • Jones: APB will need a “redesign” before coming to consoles

    It doesn’t sound as though a console version of APB is occupying anyone’s near future, with RTW’s Dave Jones telling EG at GDC this week that platform holder and design issues are keeping the MMO PC-only for now.

  • APB will be PC-exclusive on release, says RealTime Worlds

    RealTime Worlds’ Dave Jones has explained why its upcoming MMO APB has been so long in the making.

  • Scotland proposing tax breaks to keep game developers

    Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy has proposed tax breaks for the Scottish videogame industry. These proposals have come to light after Murphy spoke with Realtime Worlds owner Dave Jones who has threatened to take his company to Ireland should there be further lack of support for developers. “We have had a discussion about […]

  • APB – World’s first play impressions

    Mark Rein’s spent the last few days at Realtime World’s offices in Dundee, Scotland, playing what-Dave-Jones-did-next MMO, APB. Want to know what it’s like? The Epic VP gave us an exclusive overview of what to expect at GDC Europe today. Hit the link.

  • APB website reiterates no monthly subscription fees

    The FAQ over on the official APB website, mentions that the game will not carry a monthly fee like most MMOs. So it may be going the microtransaction route or be pulling a page out of the Team Fortress 2 book – buy the game, play online for free – but we doubt that. Dave […]

  • APB beta applications go live

    Realtime Worlds has opened beta applications for APB: get your crime on right here. The upcoming cops ‘n’ robbers MMO is slated for launch next spring. We got a good look at it at Develop this year, and had a long chat with company head Dave Jones on the game’s mechanics. You probably want to […]

  • Report – APB releasing in March

    MCV’s reporting that RTW MMO APB will release in March 2010. Dev boss Dave Jones said at Develop earlier this month that the game was targeted for “spring”. We’ve contacted EA for comment.

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

    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 […]

  • “I’ll be disappointed if we can’t sell a million plus,” says APB’s Dave Jones

    Realtime Worlds boss Dave Jones told VG247 that he’d be disappointed if action MMO, APB didn’t shift over a million units. “I’ll be disappointed if we can’t sell a million plus,” he told us at Develop in Brighton last week. One million copices would certainly go some way to recoup the $30m dollars that APB […]

  • Jones: APB has cost $30 million, won’t have “normal” subs model

    Upcoming Realtime Worlds MMO APB has cost around $30 million so far, company boss Dave Jones told VG247 at Develop this week, and won’t be covered by a “normal” subscription model when it releases next spring. “It’s not just a game any more,” said Jones. “We’ve got data centres, we’ve got all the hardware. But […]

  • Crackdown only managed to break even, says Dave Jones

    Crackdown may have been a huge hit with gamers, but apparently the game only broke even money-wise for the developers and Microsoft. “With Crackdown we sold about 1.5 million copies, but even at that we pretty much only managed to break even,” Dave Jones told Gamasutra. “It was due to the amount of factors that […]

  • Exclusive Dave Jones vid interview – APB laid bare

    We were lucky enough to get nearly 20 minutes with Realtime Worlds boss and original GTA creator Dave Jones at Develop yesterday, the result of which you can see after the break. We talked almost exclusively about APB, Jones telling us when the game will release, how much it’s cost to make and going into […]

  • Dave Jones was ‘keen’ to work on Crackdown 2

    Dave Jones revealed during Develop that Realtime World’s was ‘keen’ to work on Crackdown 2, but Microsoft wanted to see how the first one turned out before letting the firm loose. Unfortunately, the development team was busy with APB by the time Microsoft decided to move forward with the franchise, thus Ruffian Games got the […]

  • New in-game APB video – 20 minutes from Dave Jones’ Develop keynote

    Here you go. Get the last 20 minutes from Dave Jones’ keynote from Develop this morning, in which he talked exclusively about APB, after the break. There’s tons of new game footage in there, a look at the title’s ridiculous music system, everything he showed on character customisation and the new three-minute trailer. The one […]

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

    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 […]

  • Liveblog – Dave Jones Develop 2009 keynote

    We’re coming to you live from Realtime Worlds boss Dave Jones’ keynote at Develop in Brighton. Hit the break for all the updates, pics included. The event kicks off at 9.30am BST. Watch carefully for news on APB, and hopefully a first look at gameplay. If it happens, we’ll snap it. We’re interviewing Dave later […]

  • New Realtime Worlds project to be announced next year [Update]

    Realtime World boss and GTA creator Dave Jones has just told the GameHorizon conference that the studio’s next game is to be announced next year. The developer described the new title as “very, very ambitious” and said it was in the works before both Crackdown and APB. Jones is keynoting the conference, with is now […]

  • Dave Jones “miffed” that Crackdown 2 went to Ruffian

    Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones has told GI he’s not exactly thrilled Crackdown 2 went to Ruffian Games. “I think it was unfortunate that it had to be with a start-up in Dundee… it is challenging to get enough developers in one region as it is, so that was the only little big of negativity to […]

  • RTW’s Jones: “We’re very, very happy” with APB

    Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones is a happy man. MMO APB, five years in the making, is finally coming to market, and he’s confident it’s going to be a winner. “We’re very, very happy with it,” Jones told GI ahead of his GamesHorizon keynote. “We’re looking at a launch date of early 2010 – we’ve got […]