Monday, May 30, 2016

APB Xbox One Soft Launch Activities

[UPDATE: 9:02pm PDT - US player test will not take place now and will be announced later]

Greetings Citizens

Right now there are some Soft Launch activities underway of APB Xbox One designed to test various systems with a small public audience.

The first wave of this test involved European players (the game was available from midnight EU time). We will announce here when the second phase for US players will take place.

During these test periods you will NOT initially be able to make cash purchases, and we will announce here when purchase restrictions have been lifted. Also keep in mind that this is a “Soft Launch” period, so you should anticipate various rapid changes and updates, which means in some cases you may need to reload into your selected district as updates are released for the game.

Stay tuned for more information!

And thanks for helping us out being one of the first to test the game on Xbox One!

Monday, May 16, 2016


Hello Citizens,

We hope you enjoyed this weekend’s RUNDOWN EVENT. We are aware of issues that did occur during this event and rest assured we will be rewarding those players effected with the proper prizes. Join us today for the final day of this reward packed event.

This Wednesday is also the last day to participate in the find the Dev event. Locate Ghoulface before end of day May 18th and earn yourself a little prize.

Voting for the first RETURN OF A SEASONAL event has ended and on Wed May 25th till June 8th you will have the HALLOWEEN EVENT available for your gaming pleasure.


That’s it for now Citizens, have a fun gaming week.


Friday, May 13, 2016

The Rundown Event!

Hello Citizens,

We hope you have been enjoying the Find the Dev event. There is still time for you to jump in and find Ghoulface and earn some cool prizes. Remember this event will end on Wednesday May 18th.

If you have not voted yet for the return of a favorite SEASONAL EVENT, you still have time. Voting will close this Monday with the reactivation of the winning event going live on May 23rd.

This weekend, the APB team brings you THE RUNDOWN EVENT. From Saturday to Monday is your chance to work your way down the list and earn Joker Mystery Boxes for each task as well as some bonus Joker Tickets for completing all the daily objectives. The list of objectives and prizes for each day are:

That’s it for now, enjoy your weekend Citizens,


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Seasonal event voting begins, and other APB events

Hello Citizens,

We hope you enjoyed Part 3 of the meet the Dev posts. With its conclusion comes the next Find the Dev event that will be taking place this Wed, May 11th and runs till May 18th. Here's your chance to participate and earn prizes for the event itself and a unique title at the end of the series.

Voting will be starting this week for the PICK YOUR SEASONAL EVENT. You will be asked to vote for your favorite seasonal event, the winning event will be playable for 2 week period. We will start the voting for the SEASONAL EVENT today, with voting ending on the 16th. Head on over to here and make your selection.

This weekend will also feature THE RUNDOWN event where you work your way up a task ladder for multiple Joker Mystery Box prizes. More info will be provided later this week before the start of the upcoming weekend.

Stay tuned this week for updates and be safe till later Citizens,


Friday, May 6, 2016

Meet the Dev part 3

Hello Citizens,

As mentioned in this week’s previous post, we are bringing you part 3 of our Meet the Dev series. With this post, I am happy to introduce you to our QA Lead Ghoulface.  He has taken some time from his daily schedule to answer a few questions concerning who he is, what he does and some other topics of interest.  

What does a work day look like for you? Talk us through some of the different tasks you have to perform.

The QA team are responsible for testing just about everything related to APB, and it’s my job to oversee the team’s work.

Generally, our work all starts with a test request from a member of the development team whenever changes or additions have been made. From there I need to assign out tasks to the rest of the QA team, and in the case of new features I’ll also need to write a new test script before we begin testing. These test scripts form the basis of most of our initial testing, as they allow us to ensure the main functionality of the element being tested is working as intended. I then need to report back the findings of our testing to the relevant members of the development team, and highlight any major issues found. I’ll also usually organize a play test with members of the SPCT for any new features, so we can get some additional testing and feedback.

Outside of specific test requests, I’ll generally ensure that bug fixes are tested by the team as they are submitted, as well as then verifying the fixes in builds that are set to be released to the public.

What has changed over the course of your time here at Reloaded? Do you have any memories that stand out as special for you?

I suppose the biggest change for us has been the move from solely developing for PC to also developing for the Xbox One and PS4, and having to adapt to the requirements and capabilities of these platforms.

There have also been some changes in staff here, and on a personal note it’s been great to see a number of QA testers progress into other roles within the company. Despite the changes in personnel though, we’ve always been able to maintain an enjoyable and productive atmosphere in the office.
The one memory which stands out for me, was a company trip to a local museum for a games exhibition. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the sight of one of our producers going all out on Dance Central.

What excites you about the future of APB?

I’m excited about seeing the engine upgrade as a finished product, as I’m sure a lot of our players are. Specifically, I’m looking forward to seeing how we can do things differently as it should allow us more freedom when it comes to development.

What game(s) are you enjoying at the moment?

Right now I’m working my way through Pillars of Eternity, which I’m really loving. As a big fan of the old Infinity Engine RPGs, this is pretty much a perfect fit for me. Other than that, I also have my usual fall-backs of my slight Football Manager addiction (500 hours a year isn’t too bad, right?), as well as my love for Total War games.

Is there a new game or piece of gaming tech that you are really excited about?

I’m really looking forward to the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, since I loved the original Deus Ex and Human Revolution was really enjoyable as well and a step up from Invisible War.

What is your all-time favorite video game?

As I previously mentioned, I’m a big fan of the Infinity Engine games and so it’s not much of a surprise that Baldur’s Gate II is my favorite game. For me, the combination of story, characters and world is unmatched.

I wish to thank Ghoulface for his time and to inform the community that, with the conclusion of this post, we will be preparing the next Find the Dev event that will run from Wednesday May 11th until May 18th.  Get into district and hunt Ghoulface down to be in with a chance to win the ultimate prize at the Find the Dev finale.

That it for now folks,


Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Hello Citizens,

We hope you all enjoyed the second phase of our Find The Dev Event, featuring Androvald.  Keep an eye out for an introduction to another member of the Reloaded Team, which will coincide with phase 3 of our Find The Dev event.  Remember to hunt down the Dev in each of the events for a chance to earn a unique title at the completion of the final Find the Dev event.

Last week’s Character Art Pipeline blog was positively received from our community, so we will therefore be following up with more detailed descriptions from the key departments of Art, Code and Design over the next few months.

I am also happy to announce that we will be asking you, the community, to vote on which seasonal event you’d like to see return for a limited time this summer.  Voting will commence next week, so keep your eyes peeled!  More details will be provided as we move closer to the end of May.

April has been an exciting month but we are also excited for what May will bring to all the players in APB.

Until next time citizens,