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Watch Mark Rein gives more in-depth details about APB

VGarabia.com "APB (All Points Bulletin) is an upcoming massively multiplayer online video game for Microsoft Windows based in urban sprawls and featuring two sides, Enforcement and the Criminals.

The game looks good as it uses an upgraded version of the Unreal engine 3.0. In the video below, you can see Mark Rein vice president of Epic games demonstrating an early build of APB at PAX 09."

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hardcore19123791d ago

I'm very interested in this game, I know that the developers are giving the Xbox360 version a lower priority right now, but I want to play it on Xbox360, as I don't have a powerful PC to run this game :)

mingeater3791d ago

playing on my big HD telly beats pc for me! and i want this game.... although i get the feeling this will never come to console. which is a shame imo.

anyway, that was looking pretty good for the unreal engine. i thought the car looked a little weightless on the corners..some physics work need me thinks.

still, if they pull this off and it comes to consoles, this could well turn out to be something incredibly special.

KionicWarlord2223791d ago

Apb customization looks great .

I wonder how big a it it will be .

Fishy Fingers3791d ago

"game will be released on PC in March, 2009"

Oops.

Hoolock3791d ago

same boat as post 1, looks cool but i know Microsoft arent too good with MMO and the Xbox

GameOn3791d ago

They already have FFXI and PSU if you can call that MMO.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3790d ago

Champions Online is also comming to PC and 360, check this sweet gaming out :) http://www.gametrailers.com...

NegativeCreepWA3790d ago

Hoolocks right though somethings going on with mmos and MS at the moment. The devs for APB, Champions and FFXIV have all said MS is holding up the 360 versions of the games. Maybe their trying to lower monthly fees for Gold users. Either way something is going on that that were not hearing the full story of.

Kragerbone3791d ago

I think its time to put the Unreal engine to bed and get another more up to date engine to handle the physics and such for an open-ended, world encompassing game such as APB. This is, after all, a new MMO. The Unreal engine, even souped up a bit by the APB team, looks a lot tired to me. Like it's really showing its age. When was the last Unreal out... 5-6 years ago? And developers are still using it's engine? So sad.

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JasonPC360PS3Wii3790d ago

He asked you to name one MMO that looks better than this... waiting. Thats because you cant, and if you think UE3 is showing its age then go look at some screen shots of Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2.

pippoppow3790d ago

I think in the hands of the most talented Devs with the right focus, the Unreal engine can still do a good job in the visuals department. With that said I think when an engine reaches a certain age the confines of what the engine is capable of on current hardware specs may be limiting. APB looks good but not amazing which is to be expected compared to a single player game. I'm sure if Devs who use the unreal engine who are capable of making their own engine probably would have wound up with at least a slightly better version of the game. It's like L4D. It's using an old modified engine which would have been much better off with a new engine, especially since they are charging $60. Some games use a new engine to drive their games using the full capabilities of whatever platform they are on while others use and old engine that doesn't and still charges the same money. Of course there are other factors which go into the production of a product but people just want the best product they can get for their hard earned money. Just imagine a Halo, Gears and ME game with new proprietary engines. The games would most likely be at least a little better for it.

Pandamobile3790d ago (Edited 3790d ago )

Why the hell would they make another Unreal Engine in the middle of a console generation?

and Jason, Bioshock 2 runs on a modified Unreal Engine 2.

bjornbear3790d ago

Well...M.A.G =/ tbh...js my opinion tho, but it is also in final stages so no fair comparison, but you got the answer you were looking for =)

dcbronco3790d ago (Edited 3790d ago )

Obviously someone didn't read and just looked at the pretty pictures. It is a early build and will use the latest UE3. The latest version of the engine includes a lot of the new things that will appear in UE4.

@Pandamobile

Like the UE2, 3 has received constant updates. Go back and watch some of the video walk-throughs of GOW 2. That had an updated version and the engine will continue to be upgraded until they launch UE4.

GameOn3790d ago (Edited 3790d ago )

I don't think M.A.G is a real MMO. I don't really know much about the game but if, at the end of a match the server resets it's not a true MMO. It needs a persistent online world to be a true MMO.

Major_Tom3790d ago (Edited 3790d ago )

Blade&Soul(Also Unreal), Aion, Age of Conan besides this is an MMOG.

I could see Epic rolling out UE4 just for PC's tbh. Dx11 hopefully has more push than shove.

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