Raise your hand if you saw this one coming: Dave Jones
is back on the All Points Bulletin
team. The former Realtime Worlds
boss and the brains behind APB's
original incarnation (as well as Crackdown
and the first two Grand Theft Auto
games) has joined GamersFirst
"in an advisory role and will share his vast game design experience during critical design stages
" according to a new press release.
Jones has flown under the radar since the meltdown
of Realtime Worlds and appears to be excited to get back on the development horse. "The game was my passion back when I was developing it with Realtime Worlds, and I'm extremely excited to be able to participate in fulfilling the long term vision for the title
," he said. Jones also goes on to praise GamersFirst's
free-to-play vision for San Paro.
is currently winding down its closed beta stage, with open beta scheduled for May 18th.