APB aquired by K2 Network
K2 Network, the company behind free-to-play service GamersFirst portal, has bought the APB intellectual property from defunct studio Realtime Worlds for 1,5mil£.
An official announcement is expected to be made in the coming week.
After a long development period and mediocre reviews on release, Realtime began laying off staff, while another title in development, Project MyWorld, was sold off to a US firm headed by former director Ian Hetherington.
The new version of APB is now likely to adopt a free-to-play model. Originally it was a subscription game with micro-transactions, allowing users to pay for play time.
Players of GamersFirst games buy G1 Credits, a universal currency across all of their games. The service claims to have a community of over 28 million users in 160 countries.
GamersFirst declined to comment when approached by GamesIndustry.biz.