APB Reloaded getting $29.99 retail release? Maybe not.
According to GamerFirst who’s offered an official statement on the matter, distributor IGS jumped the gun yesterday when announcing via Facebook (the message has since been removed) that they’ve secured a deal for the game’s retail release this holiday season.
Going by the statement — in full below — a retail release could still well happen, it’s just that nothing has been finalized quite yet.
GamersFirst tells Gamespot: “Given that APB Reloaded has been the most talked about online game this summer and its unprecedented growth in open beta players, it has become very attractive to large institutions in the game distribution business. In just six weeks of open beta the game has attracted over 600,000 users and over a quarter million fans on the game’s fan page on Facebook. As a result of this success, we’ve been approached by retail partners to launch the title on retail shelves. Although we are evaluating our options, we have not picked a potential partner as of now. GamersFirst is also committed to the Free2Play model and any retail strategy will be guided by those principles.”
And so we wait.