It's an announcement that no MMO fan likes to see, but it hits even harder when it comes from a game with such potential.
Community Officer Ben Bateman
broke the news just a short while ago: "APB has been a fantastic journey, but unfortunately that journey has come to a premature end. Today we are sad to announce that despite everyone's best efforts to keep the service running; APB is coming to a close
The announcement is followed
by statements from many members of the APB
team, and while there is not a specific shutdown time at the moment, Ben says that the servers are currently up and invites everyone to come say goodbye.
We at Massively wish everyone at Realtime Worlds
the best of luck in the future.
[Thanks Brian for the tip!]
[Update: We've learned that the the game is expected to be taken offline within the next 24 hours. We'll keep you posted as the story develops!]