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E3: Customize All Points Bulletin

E3: Customize All Points Bulletin

David Jones, creator of the first GTAs and Crackdown, said hello yesterday in the Electronic Arts booth and showed us a short video of his latest baby, the very ambitious APB - All Points Bulletin. It showcases the endless possibilities of the customization interface of the game, and it's frankly impressive. In comparison, games like Saints Row 2 now look like they went out ten years ago.

E3: Character customization
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Commented on 2009-06-04 18:46:14
Holy ... I wonder how they'll map that with 360 controls. Can't wait to try this game out
Commented on 2009-06-04 18:53:00
the cosomization in this game is unbeliveble, the details on the characters and the cears are amazingly beautiful
Commented on 2009-06-04 18:53:41
If only Mass Effect's cc was this in depth. BTW, I thought MS was publishing this?
Commented on 2009-06-04 18:56:14 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
If only Mass Effect's cc was this in depth. :O BTW, I thought MS was publishing this?
Negative. It was originally going to WebZen and now it looks like EA is doing it. They haven't even made platform announcements so far as I'm aware, outside of the PC.
Commented on 2009-06-04 18:58:25
What type of game is it anyway?
That's really outstanding customization.
Commented on 2009-06-04 18:59:11 In reply to GriftGFX
aye, i've even read its exclsuive to the PC. who knows, impressive customisation tho.
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:01:32
Still in development for the 360 according to RTW spokesperson.

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/19833/All-Points-Bul...
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:03:22
I also heard its pc only i really hope its coming on the box!!
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:04:01 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Negative. It was originally going to WebZen and now it looks like EA is doing it. They haven't even made platform announcements so far as I'm aware, outside of the PC.
Must have gotten mixed up since MS showed this at one of their press conferences before.
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:09:41
Wow, that's crazy. So what kinda game is it?
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:24:58
If they're keeping that kind of character detail in-game, it will be a real technical milestone.
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:28:12
The characters or looking good ... but still, how is going to be the Gameplay and overall Graphics is up to them, if is going to be like GTA IV, but more fun or like Saints Row 2, but more like GTA IV :)
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:28:44
Brilliant, really.
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:43:55
I dont think this game has been announced for PS3. Looks interesting
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:11:21
I'll spend hours and hours making my character haha. Would love if they released the char customisation to try prior to the games release. Just hope the game's fun :)
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:47:07 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Looking great as always. Games like this, GT5, and Alan Wake are so frustrating though. They've basically been vaporware with no signs of a release date and were all announced and shown WAY too early. At least Alan Wake finally has a release window of Spring 2010. Can't wait to play them someday!
Posted by Viginti_Tres
Wow, that's crazy. So what kinda game is it?
It's an MMO cops and robbers game. Choose your side....
Commented on 2009-06-04 20:55:14
The car and character look very good. But when this is running in some kind of open world (don't know this game's concept at all) the detail will likely have to be turned down a notch.
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:04:52 In reply to wrok
Posted by wrok
Holy ... I wonder how they'll map that with 360 controls. Can't wait to try this game out
that won't be a problem, an interface will probably be worked out and streamlined for the 360.
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:24:46
this going to ps3 too? i thought this was 360 exclusive and made by they guys that did crackdown?
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:32:54 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by prodygee
(don't know this game's concept at all)
As I mentioned, it's MMO/open world/3rd person shooting/driving/cops and robbers style.
Posted by bleachedsmiles
this going to ps3 too? i thought this was 360 exclusive and made by they guys that did crackdown?
Only confirmed for PC and 360 so far.
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:40:26
"oh look he's got goggles, he's got goggles!!"
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:41:13
awesome character design. Really need to see some gameplay of this now. And see just how an mmo will work when not hunting little creatures to get your level up
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:48:12 In reply to wrok
Posted by wrok
Holy ... I wonder how they'll map that with 360 controls. Can't wait to try this game out
If APB doesn't come out until 2010, then they can map the full range of customization controls to Project Natal. EA has gone on record stating they have been playing with Project Natal for well over a year now (LINK). And according to Engadget's play test of Natal, EA already had Burnout Paradise running on it (LINK). So, there is a very good possibility that come next year . . . who knows.

Putting together your customized APB avatar or vehicle with Natal, will be just like Tom Cruise doing his thing in Minority Report. For that matter, since Natal uses 3D cameras, you could just scan a 3 dimensional version of yourself in, and customize that.

When all the customization is done, the rest of the game can simply be played with a regular controller. For people without Natal, I am more than sure that EA will get the customization tool mapped to the standard 360 controller just fine - think the level editor in FarCry 2, or the customization tools in Forza Motorsport. But even so, I would not be surprised to see an alternative control set for optimizations set up to run with Natal, if this game ships next year.
Commented on 2009-06-04 22:31:09
That person has to be the most annoying person ive ever heard, im sorry if its a gamersyde staff member :P
The customization looks awesome, hope the gameplay will match it. Or rather that the graphics engine will cope with it, instead of like in so many other games, leaving you with blurry textures on everyone while it loads for 5 min :P
(cough age of conan)
Commented on 2009-06-04 23:05:53
Looks really fun, I really hope the game is some cool hybrid of GTA realism and Saint's Fun and eccentricities. Can't wait.
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