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.
$30 million and it "might" be coming to consoles ;)
I have a feeling it won't sell well
pc versions gonna get pirated to fuk!!!!
ferm u can hack anything this days, i play l4d on steam and im using a cracked account. So i dont think it will be hard to crack this 1
oh there are many private sever provider like gameranger. I play pirated (demigod) online games there and other severs. the thing that makes it possible is that u only have 100 people per city.
people who pirate games suck, the above people included
You can't hack MMO games to play for free.Only when you run the client on a privat server. You can hack the game but you still need to pay the monthly fee. Do you need to pay a montly fee for L4D?...nope....so you can play it for free...untill Valve clean up the servers.
Another MMO doomed for failure then, although the game may be good if the price isn't right the crowds will dissipear.
APB does a lot of cool things, but i totally agree with you. Warhammer failed so bad cause they had so many servers that some became unbalanced real quick. This whole "100 people per server idea" i don't like it. Will you be able to switch to a different server easily and still have your character? Is it really a mmo if your only playing a maximum of 99 other people(might as well play GeoW2 online or something else)? They haven't even really discussed PVE and if that is even going to be in the game.
It uses a match making system for servers. It's not exactly an MMO, but even still with a 100 player count it's FAR above something like Gears Of War 2, so I don't see the point of that comparison. In addition to that compared to other shooter "MMOs" 100 players in a game is very high. Since all of those are instanced to hell, so the "mmo" part is basically a glorified lobby.
ive tried not to get to hyped about this game because i thought there was going to be a monthly sub. but now that there isnt a pay per month now im real excited about it, its like my dream GTA game. that keynote video was also a great watch.
If the guys who made APB hope to break even then they probably better port this to 360 and PS3.
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