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Dunno if this has been posted before, at least I couldn't find anything similar.

 

Here's an interesting article from "The Guardian" with insights on why developing APB was so unnecessarily expensive and how much went wrong while development - with statements from RTW ex-employees:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2010/aug/27/realtime-worlds-collapse

 

 

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It was mentioned in the old APB:R forum, but it got trashed along with all the discussions we had pre-2019.

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Thanks for the info. In that case I'm glad to make it accessible again for everyone here since it answers so many questions about this game and it's unique history.

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Wow, super interesting. I heard APB was one of the most expensive games to produce. From reading the article it seemed like it was released too early and then "canceled" almost like a failed test campaign. 

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It may have been expensive but only because of budget mismanagement. If you'd develop the game today without doing those mistakes and with current technology it would be much cheaper to produce.

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"APB would have been an amazing game in 2006, or at least an amazing start of a game. But this is 2010"

 

Ouch. 

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I work for the gov. and this article sums it all: "When you have too much money, you just dont give a fuck."

The problem was: RTW wasnt the gov. RIP

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10 hours ago, Thiagao145 said:

"When you have too much money, you just dont give a fuck."

A monument for all devs to remember,
despite the tremendous talent of the team,
there is no such thing as "Too big to fail".

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intresting thanks for the link going to read...

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The biggest irony is that the game actually feels much better than gta online. 

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On 7/29/2021 at 3:06 PM, PotatoeGirl said:

The biggest irony is that the game actually feels much better than gta online. 

Well, thats not a big challenge.

GTA:O feels extremely crap and p2w...

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On 7/29/2021 at 1:06 PM, PotatoeGirl said:

The biggest irony is that the game actually feels much better than gta online. 

the even bigger irony is that gta online is actually alive

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28 minutes ago, Euxoa said:

the even bigger irony is that gta online is actually alive

didnt you know, every online game is dead.

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Biggest irony is that GTA:O gets new free DLC two times per year, with the last one released two weeks ago, bringing back a lot of its player base.

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On 8/1/2021 at 1:40 PM, Y2Venom said:

didnt you know, every online game is dead.

didnt you know, gaming doesnt even exist. this is all a simulation.

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On 8/1/2021 at 5:17 PM, Thiagao145 said:

Well, thats not a big challenge.

GTA:O feels extremely crap and p2w...

Yes. That is the point. It didn't bankrupt the company even when it is bad. 

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17 hours ago, PotatoeGirl said:

Yes. That is the point. It didn't bankrupt the company even when it is bad. 

R* and Take Two are probably in the top 3 of the biggest gaming companies.

It is impossible for a company like Take Two to go bankrupt

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On 8/1/2021 at 8:11 PM, Euxoa said:

the even bigger irony is that gta online is actually alive

Yeah, but it's mostly deathmatching. GTA:O is one of the biggest missfires ever released by a game dev. Basically nobody plays this game the way its intended on public lobbies, and those that do ( like myself ) find sneaky tricks to keep the unpleasants out.

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On 8/15/2021 at 4:32 PM, Sniperturtle said:

Yeah, but it's mostly deathmatching. GTA:O is one of the biggest missfires ever released by a game dev. Basically nobody plays this game the way its intended on public lobbies, and those that do ( like myself ) find sneaky tricks to keep the unpleasants out.

How can it be a misfire if it has a ton of players and makes the devs fat stacks of cash ?

 

It may not be played in the intended manner, but who really cares about that ?

Edited by TheDogCatcher

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1 years from now “Little orbit : an inside story”

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3 hours ago, L0pht said:

1 years from now “Little orbit : an inside story”

I hope with great things to say and APB:R saved and thriving.

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On 8/18/2021 at 6:25 AM, Saxtus said:

I hope with great things to say and APB:R saved and thriving.

Yep. This is definitely that will happen.. nothing bad.. nope..

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