APB creator Dave Jones has joined Reload Productions to resume work on the title that started and failed in the hands of now closed developer Realtime Worlds.
Reload Productions, the developer that rescued the urban MMO shortly after its closure, says Jones "will serve in an advisory role and will share his vast game design experience during critical design stages of the ongoing development of APB Reloaded."
Jones said of his move: "This game was my passion back when I was developing it with Realtime Worlds, and I'm extremely excited to be able to participate in fulfilling the long term vision for the title.
"After seeing what the team has done with the game thus far, I'm certain that APB Reloaded will become the title that truly breaks new ground for online game experiences, especially with transition to a free to play model."
The game makes its return this year as a free-to-play MMO.