Wouldn't you know it -- Realtime Worlds was telling the truth when they said the APB beta would be starting up in a matter of weeks, not months. As it so happens, I was also being honest when I said we were dying to see if the game's character creator could handle Brad Nicholson's pecs. Look for the full report next week.
Realtime Worlds CEO Gary Dale gave GamesIndutry.biz a quick confirmation that the APB beta would be rolling out next week. While MMOs may not be my cup of tea, I am however highly interested in hearing player reactions to the game.
I want APB to be successful not just because I was a fan of Crackdown, but because the more variety we get in terms of online games, the better. No offense, but the whole fantasy genre has become boring. If you aren't Blizzard, don't even go there. Try something new, or don't try anything at all.