APB: All Points Bulletin
was denied an Australian release due to Realtime Worlds
' inability to host local servers there.
Server shutdown & acquisition
In August 2010, hardly more than two months after the game's release, developer Realtime Worlds was placed into administration. In September 2010 the company announced that no buyer had been found and the servers would be shut down. That happened soon after. In November 2010 the game was purchased by K2 Network
for £1.5 million. The servers did not come back online, but K2 Network announced that its subsidiary Reloaded Productions
would rework the game and launch it as a free-to-play title in the first half of 2011. It was eventually released in December 2011 as APB Reloaded