K2 Network Buying APB Rights?
Rumours suggest the owner of free-to-play company GamersFirst may be set to revive the MMOG.
GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that US-based videogame company K2 Network has purchased the rights to APB, the Realtime Worlds-developed MMOG that was shut down in September.
The site says an official announcement is forthcoming, and that the deal is in the region of £1.5 million.
K2 Network owns and operates the GamersFirst free-to-play gaming portal. Though APB was initially subscription-based, it’s possible that with K2’s acquisition the game may be modified to incorporate a free-to-play system with micro-transactions.
GamersFirst has published a variety of free-to-play games from a range of different countries, including RPG Sword 2 and War Rock.
Realtime Worlds closed its Dundee studio in September, and there has since been speculation regarding the acquisition of the APB rights.
We have contacted GamersFirst for comment.