News surrounding Realtime Worlds
is coming at a rapid-fire pace these days, in a sometimes-confusing mix of dire and hopeful.
Develop-Online reported a rumor
earlier this week that RTW's North American office was closing, citing a "variety" of unnamed sources, but other events point to a potentially brighter outlook.
Earlier this week we brought you the news
that Realtime Worlds has entered administration, spurring Activision
to send a recruitment team to Dundee. The good news in this is that the administration process will keep RTW on its feet -- and APB up and running
-- until the company completes restructuring and finds a buyer for the game.
's upcoming Patch 1.4.1 is another potential bright spot. The patch notes
include a promise that "this isn't just another set of bug fixes; this is the beginning of some of the most fundamental changes to date.
" The patch brings new content and some gameplay changes, and also addresses several issues that were causing players a fair amount of grief.
Will these efforts mean good things for Realtime Worlds? Keep an eye on Massively for future updates.