Back at E3 2005 I had the opportunity to interview David Jones, creator of Grand Theft Auto
, about their cops and robbers MMO, All Points Bulletin
. Since its announcement at E3 not much has been revealed about the game... until recently. Last week rumors swirled that APB was going to turn into GTA Online
, then there was the re-acquisition of the IP rights by Realtime Worlds
from Webzen, and now we have an in-depth and revealing interview with Walter Kong
, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Realtime.
While the concept of APB may sound similar to Grand Theft Auto
, it's not. In APB
gamers can play as either cops or robbers within the three dimensional, open world. What's more, Realtime is going to use "players as content. " Basically, they are attempting to take the PvP experience and craft missions around it. Most games are either PvE or PvP; APB
will bring those two very divergent styles together.