APB Reloaded already shut down on Xbox, PlayStation 4 sunset in August

APB Reloaded already shut down on Xbox, PlayStation 4 sunset in August

Little Orbit and PLAION announced on January 16th that the console versions of APB Reloaded will be shutting down and that the Xbox release has already become unplayable. Fortunately, player data is still accessible and the teams have opened up a migration process to bring existing console progress over to the PC and Steam versions. More details follow below in the official announcement.

After careful consideration and evaluation of various factors, Little Orbit and PLAION have decided to sunset APB Reloaded on console platforms. This decision was not made lightly, and we understand that it may come as disappointing news to our dedicated console players who have waited patiently for upgrades and fixes to the game.

The decision to discontinue APB Reloaded on consoles was driven by a combination of technical challenges, resource constraints, and the evolving landscape of gaming. We want to ensure that our players have the best possible gaming experience, and unfortunately, sustaining the game on console platforms has proven increasingly challenging.

For Xbox players, we previously experienced issues preventing players from making any purchases, but we were able to keep the servers online. Unfortunately, you will have noticed that APB Xbox is currently experiencing technical issues, and the game is currently offline. Unfortunately, we are now unable to bring the game back online.

For PlayStation 4 players, we will begin the sunset phase starting February 1st through August 2nd. As of February 1st, we will be disabling all monetization for these players. This wasn’t an easy decision, and we understand the impact it has on our gaming community, but it was unavoidable.

As a small consolation, we have created the ability for console players to migrate their characters to PC. APB Reloaded will continue to be available and supported on the PC platform. We encourage console players who wish to continue their APB Reloaded experience to consider joining the PC community.

For Xbox players, you can start migrating your characters to APB Reloaded on PC immediately at https://gamersfirst.com/apb/news/2024/1/2/xbox-console-2024

For PlayStation 4 players, the migration page is not ready yet, but on February 1 you will also be able to start migrating your characters to APB Reloaded on PC. Instructions will be at https://gamersfirst.com/apb/news/2024/1/2/ps4-console-2024

We want to express our sincere gratitude to the APB Reloaded console community for the creativity, dedication, and support you have shown over the years. We are here to support you through this transition, and our customer service team is available for any questions or concerns you might have.

You can reach support at: https://support.gamersfirst.com or can email [email protected]

Thank you for being a part of the APB Reloaded community. We appreciate your understanding and continued support as we navigate these changes.

Matthew Scott CEO

APB Reloaded announcement – January 16, 2024

As stated, the Xbox version of APB Reloaded has already been removed from the store but the PlayStation 4 release (and its microtransaction purchases) are still up if anyone is specifically interested in that one. Players can create a GamersFirst account in order to play the standalone version of the game on PC or jump into it on Steam

Thanks to Leonius for submitting the news. We’ve added the dates to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site later.

On a side note, the announcement was accompanied by this haunting A.I. image and I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s like the internet is sucking the very life out of an Xbox and sending it on through a “series of tubes” to become a new generation of ephemeral and fleeting monetized gaming experiences. What was the prompt they used?!