Reloaded Games, a leading publisher and developer of free2play massively multiplayer online games, announced that the company’s open-world third person action game APB Reloaded continues to be a top-five free2play title on Steam, a position held for more than a year. Launching to Valve’s leading platform for digital content distribution and management back in December of 2011, APB Reloaded has demolished a major milestone in player loyalty, typically reserved for the industry’s publishing elite.
As of the beginning of the first quarter of 2013, APB Reloaded resides as the fourth most-popular free2play game offered by Steam, besting gaming juggernauts and iconic brands like Lord of the Rings Online, Star Trek Online, and DC Universe.
In the coming weeks, APB Reloaded will introduce the Settling the Score update, with an improved District instancing mechanic, a new scoring system that balances arrests, kills and mission objectives, and new way for players to choose their own spawn point after death. Fans of the All Points Bulletin universe may want to remain alert; word on the street is that the rumor of an all-new APB experience may be revealed in coming months.
Maybe the success of a title that initially fell flat on its face might be able to revive itself into its original plans. That being a release on the Xbox 360/PS3 or maybe next-gen.