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General : All Points Bulletin for XBox360

Posted Jun 28, 2005 by Dana Massey

Webzen has announced that the highly anticipated MMO All Points Bulletin will be published on the XBox 360. APB is a free form MMORPG from the creator of Grand Theft Auto.

MMORPG.com contacted Webzen regarding this announcement and they let us know that this announcement has no impact on their plans to release the title for the PC.

LET THE TURF WARS BEGIN! WEBZEN DRAWS ITS GUNS
WITH ALL POINTS BULLETIN FOR XBOX 360

Groundbreaking Game to Bring First Real-World Based, Massively Multiplayer Experience to Forthcoming Console

SEOUL AND LOS ANGELES - June 28, 2005 - WEBZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN) announced today that its highly anticipated massively multiplayer freeform combat and driving-based game, All Points Bulletin (APB), is in development for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. APB is being developed by Real Time Worlds Ltd. under the leadership of David Jones, creator of the original Grand Theft Auto franchise. APB will be the first real-world based, massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) for Xbox 360. WEBZEN will publish and operate the game in worldwide markets, with WEBZEN America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of WEBZEN, launching and operating APB in North America. All Points Bulletin for Xbox 360 will be released in 2008.

"We are thrilled to bring our strengths as a developer and publisher of high-end MMO games for PC users to the Xbox 360 audience," said Nam Ju Kim, CEO, WEBZEN Inc. "We are confident APB will take full advantage of Xbox 360's impressive capabilities and bring fans an unparalleled massively multiplayer experience unlike any other."

“We are very happy to see Webzen’s enthusiasm in creating games such as APB and Huxley for Xbox 360,” said John Smith, Group Manager US & Asia 3rd Party Publishing, Microsoft. “WEBZEN is one of the key developers, publishers and operators of massively multi-player online games in Asia and their commitment to Xbox 360 will no doubt have a huge market impact on our next-generation console. We look forward to working closely with WEBZEN to fully leverage the online and MMOG policy features of our Xbox 360 platform as they build bigger and better games.”

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