APB beta rolled out next week

During the Tech Media Invest conference being held in London today, the CEO of developer Realtime Worlds Gary Dale confirmed that the beta for APB, which is reportedly now a $70 million USD investment, is good to go next week. Registration for the beta started last month, but for those of us who didn’t get an invitation, worry not. Realtime expects to continue accepting more participants to the program up until the game’s launch. There’s still no word on whether the developer will go through with replacing the traditional MMO subscription model for APB. But then again, March 2010 is still a ways off, so we’ll just have to wait and see what they come up with.