K2 Network Buying APB Rights?

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.