Though potential cops and criminals living in the U.S. will get their paws on Realtime Worlds' APB on June 29, our Down Under cohorts may not be able to join in our online crime sprees. Kotaku reports that Realtime Worlds has no plans to host local servers in Australia, which are necessary to make the twitchy action-MMO playable. EA, which will serve as worldwide distributor for the game, reportedly confirmed to Kotaku that the game won't be released in Australia for this very reason.

We've contacted EA for first-hand confirmation of this report. If it's true, we plan on contacting our spiritual advisers to inquire why bad things keep happening to good countries.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.