APB: Actual Game Footage

The first not-filmed-by-wobblecam game footage trailer of urban crime no-subscription fee MMO-shooter APB turned up on Gamespot this morning, and I’ve posted it below. It’s got cars crashing and smashing, dudes getting shot, doors getting, er, opened, and a funny joke about dancing in MMOs at the end. Well, it’s kind of a joke, I suppose.


  1. starclaws says:

    Looks amazing … Completely amazing. Except for the sparks flying when you hit a pedestrian ;p

  2. Jacques says:

    Looks suitably ridiculous and fun. Also, was that Audio Bullys I was hearing?

  3. Professor says:

    looks absolutely awesome.

  4. CakeAddict says:

    Seems like a great game to pull of some mischief in with some buddy’s :3

  5. Sunjammer says:


  6. mpk says:

    This game is teh secks. I cant wait to play a machine gun wielding, lingerie wearing, facially pierced crack whore. AND IN THE GAME!

  7. Wrestlevania says:

    Very high hopes for this, though I don’t my creaky old desktop will run it. Character customisation looks phenomenal, but I wonder how the game world is going to play?

    I’m expecting it’ll be very much like Grand Theft Auto 4’s side/incidental missions and tasks, like when you see an unfamiliar blip on the map and it turns out to be a person or phone booth that gives you a new mission.

  8. Wrestlevania says:

    don’t > doubt, sorry.

  9. Flibberdy says:

    I would like to become famous for mowing bad dancers down with a truck. They will build a statue in my honour.

  10. Nick says:


  11. duel says:

    this is so gangster

  12. Nick says:


    On another note, this looks amazing.

  13. Lambchops says:

    Looks like it could be fun.

    @Jacques – that was indeed some Audio Bullies. Though if i dod get the game i intetend to piss people off by zooming around in my car playing some chilled out folk.

    • Jacques says:

      Chilled out folk? Heavens no, it’s all about the raging breakcore, and possibly some epic classical music, or a mix of the two.

    • Dave says:

      Venetian Snares, Rossz csillag Alatt Született. It’s both!

  14. Butler` says:

    Might get it for console when it finally comes out


    • Jacques says:

      Why blasphemy? It looks like the type of game that plays better on a console.

    • Butler` says:

      Yea my thoughts exactly – and the fact that there’s no decent console MMOs. Could this be the one?

  15. Turin Turambar says:

    Shooting things with a cursor in the middle of the screen is never better on consoles :P

  16. catmorbid says:

    looks cool, though for some reason the world seemed very empty to me. Maybe it’s just the video, but still.

  17. paddytehpyro says:

    Looks good. Im kinda not fond of the 100 people in a city limitation though. Would have been nicer if they had either more per city or more citties per shard that you can just drive/catch a train etc between.

    Those crashes and the vehicle handling looks quite nice though. Which I wasnt expecting really…

  18. Schmung says:

    Seriously looking forward to this.

  19. Butler` says:

    Be nice to hear something on char development / abilities / how much focus on gear to see if it will be more than GTA online

  20. Sp4rkR4t says:

    Everything about this game looks rather spiffing indeed.

  21. Jim Rossignol says:

    If I ever make a game I am going to call it “Actual Game Footage”.

  22. Ansob. says:

    Hey, that spells out AGF, no APB!

    (bad) jokes aside, this is looking really nice, especially since there are no subscription fees involved. I think I will definitely be picking it up when it comes out.

    If only to make a gang o’ crims wot all dress up in suits from Armani’s summer 1983 collection.

  23. Gutter says:

    100 players in the city, 10,000 players in the world?

    That’s a “world” with 100 cities, all exactly the same or what? If it’s the case, I’m staying away from this one.

  24. Paul Moloney says:

    This could be great fun; I’ve found Crackdown to be the most fun full-price game I’ve played on XBox 360, and this looks like a hyped-up Crackdown with proper combat (not the usually lock-on travesty that consoles force on you).


  25. teo says:

    Wow that looks like shit :[

  26. sexyresults says:

    cool bananas

  27. Ian says:

    I’m fairly certain playing as the goodies is starting to appeal to me more in this one.

  28. Mike says:

    Christ. I hope I get into the beta. Looks much better than the grainy YouTube stuff.

  29. Eplekongen says:

    I wonder how large a percentage of the people watching that movie are born the first of January in the early 1900s.

    Also, the game will probably by great in itself, but my God, how many adolescent punk ass wannabee gangsters won’t there be playing? I cry.

  30. Andrew Dunn says:

    This really does look like GTA: The MMO.

    Fucking want.

    • airtekh says:

      I concur.

      I’ve been wanting to play a game like this since GTA3. Why it has taken this long when we have had a plethora of fantasy MMOs is a mystery.

  31. Andrew Dunn says:

    Oh, also, the game is PC-only. So anyone wanting to get it for the 360 is shit out of luck.

    • Butler` says:

      There seems to be some confusion around whether or not it’s going to hit XBOX 360 and no one knows for sure it seems (see: wikipedia entry).

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped the 360 version though, no one else has managed to make a console MMO and I doubt realtime worlds are in any position to break the mould.

  32. Davee says:

    It does have a pretty darn big resemblance to GTA4 – only on first looks though, I know there’s much more to it. And if they do okay (as in not too much consolification and bugs), this could turn out very nice indeed. Looking forward to it!

    • Davee says:

      Correction: As I saw one commenter going to pick it up for console, I thought it was going to be multi-format, but if Andrew above here is right (wich i think he is) you can ignore my “consolification” statement…

  33. The Hammer says:

    Oh my god. I wasn’t expecting the game to be that fluid and kinetic. My want for this game has just SHOT UP.

    VERY nice trailer.

  34. MrBejeebus says:

    Oh my I want this!

    It looks better than I couldve hoped, seems to be more proper gameplay and less STUPID MMO STUFF.

  35. Nahual says:

    Their refusal to accept valuable training materials is the reason why Australia will be the first to fall when the zombi apocalypse comes.

  36. Schmung says:

    Clearly we require an RPS Baddies group to fight against the upstanding types in Rock Paper Justice. Assuming of course that the game is actually decent, which I dearly, dearly hope it will be.

  37. cncplyr says:

    Wow very nice! Can’t wait!

  38. cyrenic says:

    For those of you confused by the “100 per city” metric, think more of a giant TF2 map that has 100 people in it, where you and your friends get dynamically matched up against other players on the fly. You won’t be stuck in that one city.

    Calling the game an MMO is misleading, it’s much more of an online shooter from what I can tell.

  39. Vinraith says:

    That looks really cool, though I’m increasingly concerned that it’s going to be one of those games that’s only fun if you can talk a pile of friends into playing it with you.

  40. suibhne says:

    Am I the only one who’s less interested after that trailer, rather than more so? It looked really clunky to me.

  41. Carli Lee says:

    The graphics look great on this

  42. Dominic White says:

    It looks like GTA4 multiplayer (which was surprisingly great, especially team-competitive modes like Mafiya Work) but megascale, which suits me right down to the ground. No subscription means that I’ll almost certainly be preordering this, so long as Play.com or Zavvi do one of their super-cheap PC preorder deals.

  43. l1ddl3monkey says:

    So are we all set for an RPS Crew to dominate some servers, innit?

  44. Tom says:

    Looks like online GTA IV… exactly like it infact.

  45. Tom says:

    Sry Dom, didn’t see your post there.
    Yep, team co op modes in GTA IV are awesome.
    Team deathmatch in the city on a 32 player server is freakin amazing. Especially when a team gells, even if only a little bit.

  46. monkehhh says:

    I don’t think I can resist this game, it looks solid. SOLID.

  47. Chaz says:

    It looks good, but I’m not sold on it yet. Too many unknowns at the moment. The whole 100 hundred players per city thing still raises a lot of questions. How big are the cities? Are the cities different? Can you move freely between them? Will the game just end up playing like a bunch of unusually arranged TDM type afairs? I suppose we’ll only find out closer too or upon release.

  48. Dominic White says:

    I just know that my cop character is going to be a classic 70s style supercop, with big shades, an awesome ‘tache and whatever is the biggest, heaviest revolver in the game.

    I also hope to find other, like-minded retro supercops, and together, we can be MAGNUM FORCE. You can just hear the theme-tune playing already, can’t you?

  49. autarch says:

    I want to run a small corner convenience store in this game. Instead of surveillance cameras mounted in the ceiling corners, however, I would totally need to mount some machine gun turrets instead.