It could take 4-5 years before APB realizes its full potential, says new owner

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 21:58 GMT


APB’s new owners have said it make take four or five years for the game’s potential to be realized.

Speaking with Eurogamer, K2 Networks’ Bjorn Book-Larsson said there was “nothing stopping it from exploding into a huge amount of game choice and game content if that is where users take it”, but it take the game “at least four or five” years to reach its potential.

K2 also sees the game as “a platform to make more stuff on” that could involve “other releases or updates”.

“Possibly [spin-offs], too – but even within the game there’s potential because you have a social district you can walk around,” he said. “One of the potentials is: there’s nothing stopping you entering a building and enjoying a collaborative game where you have to join other people to have to do something together as opposed to going out and fighting in the big city.”

“We’re considering a secondary version which would actually be a smaller client and less hardware resources required.”

Larsson said the game will basically remain the same, and if you think the game will next “Zynga, the answer is no – the game will not be played by 35 year-old house-mums.”

Good to know.

It was announced yesterday APB would be relaunched as APB: Reloaded. It will be free-to-play, with development now being handled by US based Reloaded Productions and a new chapter expected to launch during the first half of 2011.

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