On the APB forums, community officer Ben Bateman wrote:
"APB has been a fantastic journey, but unfortunately that journey has come to a premature end.
Today we are sad to announce that despite everyone's best efforts to keep the service running; APB is coming to a close. It's been a pleasure working on APB and with all its players. Together we were building an absolutely amazing game, and for that, we thank you. You guys are awesome!
From all of the Realtime World staff we thank you for your continued support."
The servers will be shut down tomorrow, September 17, 2010. Realtime Worlds went into administration in August and were seeking a buyer for APB. Sadly that hasn’t happened, so it was envitable that APB suffers this fate along with many of the staff that have worked hard on the project.