GamersFirst says that more than 100,000 people
have registered to play in the APB Reloaded
beta, the reboot of the ill-fated Realtime Worlds MMO crime shooter from last year. That's not bad at all -- at its height, APB
was hosting 130,000 registered users
, and that was after its release and the press that came along with it. Of course, those 130K weren't able to keep the game or the studio afloat
, but with nearly as many players eager for the beta as played the original game, it looks like there's some solid interest in the title returning.
Of course, GamersFirst's version of the game will be free-to-play, and those games tend to out-populate their paid competition by leaps and bounds. Reloaded Productions, which is running the game for GamersFirst, says the beta registrations "far exceed the number of people [we] actually expected or even needed for the first Closed Beta," but says that only about half of the registrations will actually get into the beta, which will start at the end of this month.