Realtime Worlds put on sale, APB remains supported

APB developer Realtime Worlds, who have had a taste of some hard times as of late, has issued official word on its current status.

After entering administration on Tuesday, the developer has seen interest from “both sides of the Atlantic” and is in talks with said parties, the studio’s confirmed.

Says Begbies Traynor’s — business rescue and restructuring specialist — joint administrator Paul Dounis: “We are actively pursuing all these expressions of interest which have come from both the UK and US.”

Also confirmed is the thinning of workforce; the formerly 210 staff strong Dundee studio now houses 53 developers, while the US office has been reduced to 14 positions, down from 42.

APB has remained unaffected so far as both US and EU servers are running. The business is currently being restructured so support for the game could continue uninterrupted as well.

Adds Dounis: “We want to offer reassurance to gamers that APB will not only continue as an online service but will be improved and supported 100% during this restructure.”