WoW has spoiled me when it comes to massively multiplayer online games and it would take something very different to pull me away. That title may not be too far off in the distance if APB lives up to its promise. What is it? Imagine taking Grand Theft Auto and making it an MMORPG, but without the grind of traditional games and more of a third-person shooter feel. Players can be either crooks or enforcers (police) and will face off against each other in various missions. Here’s a video clip of the game in action from the Game Developer’s Conference:
Apparently the game has a ridiculously extensive character creation system to help ensure you have a easily distinguishable avatar. In another demonstration clip you can see over at Kotaku.com they go so far as to show you how they made versions of famous video game developers such as Warren Specter and Peter Molyneux. They game is still very early in its development, but it’s looking good already and could be just the ticket to get me to leave WoW, at least for a little while.