Little Orbit has picked up APB Reloaded along with the GamersFirst portal that has published the game since 2011. The game was originally developed and published by Realtime Worlds, which famously burned through its assets and shut down the original, pay-to-play, version of the game in just 80 days.

Little Orbit’s website shows three games front and center: Descent Underground, Unsung Story, and Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations. The “My Games” pull-down also lists Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends. According to VentureBeat, Little Orbit CEO Matthew Scott said the company is moving away from licensed games, due to the complex and time-consuming approval processes required and the need to take down the games once the license expired, which is apparently what happened the Adventure Time games.

The company won’t have that problem with the unlicensed APB Reloaded. In the press release announcing the sale, Little Orbit promises “an aggressive update plan, including better and more consistent communication, a clean up of the forums, a new content roadmap and a complete rework of the banning and cheating procedures,” as well as an upgrade to Unreal 4.

You’d think that when APB Reloaded got acquired by another company, it would have involved fast cars and lots of high-caliber handguns. But no, it appears that today’s news is your typical business transaction. Maybe the deal was made with small, unmarked bills stuffed into a duffel bag?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Revenge of Queen on May 11, 2018

    i love this game, this is the best news . i hope for massively unban for all players, and not for help the cheaters, but for help the legit players banned for capricciuos of some “friend” of g1 company. especially on forum the banhammer was stupid,useless and destroyed the good part of apb universe.

  2. rickshaw on May 10, 2018

    This game does have a lot of potential I played the beta way back when, but only the package contents. The title needs to be squashed.
    They should use all the games mechanics and re code it into a new game. Its that simple.

  3. Rundundukas on May 10, 2018

    In right hands APB: RELOADED could became one of the best free to play games. I mean just look at it 2010 game and still have bigger customization system than any game …

    Ppl. say that APB is poor man GTA5 ,but truth is that RockStar should learn from APB thing ot two.

    • Furry fury on May 10, 2018

      Being undeniably pay to win game? Game’s free but not fun to play if dont pay alot of money just to get a single good gun.

      • Ninetenduh on May 11, 2018

        It isn’t pay to win, you just simply don’t understand the concept of Reskins. poor you.

  4. Ninetenduh on May 10, 2018

    This is a surprise to anyone, the game was entirely killed by Gamersfirst. I believe the words of Matt Scott when i see actions, he promised a lot, but all that was promised before.

    The game has Huge Potential, if Little Orbit does it right and gets the things done we might see a huge revival of the game. It might actually become a really big game, that’s wishful thinking but still, I invest thousands into the game and I obviously don’t want to see it die like that. Tho I stopped playing years ago.

  5. Deathloche on May 10, 2018

    Game is fun but the fact that its pay to win to the max.

    • Ninetenduh on May 10, 2018

      It isn’t pay 2 Win. Never was.

    • Rundundukas on May 10, 2018

      Its not pay to win !!! All best weapons and gear is for FREE … You just need to play and unlock things like in all games.

      • 30$ for a car or gn thats better then ANY wep/car in the game… yep not pay 2 win at all…. morons

        • Ninetenduh on May 11, 2018

          Dude, the best gun in the games are all free, those on the market are either worse or equal since alot of em are just reskins of existing free guns. And the best Car the Vegas 4×4 can be obtained by simply playing the game.

  6. kek on May 10, 2018

    Game has potential, a lot. It can have a competitive scene which has been neglected by devs since forever. They just refuse to put relevant updates to what the community demands and ignore them completely. Just a simple clan vs clan matchmaking with leaderboards and rewards will boost this game by a ton.

    Put thousands of hours in this gem, hope it does revive and it goes into better hands.

    Gamerfirst is not taht well known, but it’s just like Aeriagames… maybe worst.

    • TrypZ on May 12, 2018

      agreed! there hasn’t been anything fresh added to the game in years!
      New maps? New gametypes? ANYTHING Clan related?
      all of this would make it so much more fun.
      we don’t care about new guns you can buy on the marketplace or new skins. yes that’s nice but we NEED new content in a small game like this to keep it fresh.

      game could be HUGE but Gamersfirst couldn’t care less about it and just want to make a quick buck and let it sit there.
      the release on PS4 was an absolute fail and I can guarantee the only reason on doing so is to get more people to buy into their F2P system and cash in

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