Online DJing Coming To APB?
Talking about the music studio, which enables players to generate their own songs, audio lead Roland Peddie said on the latest APB vodcast: “We want to let players create audio expressions of their identity, in the same way you can with visuals – and also to subject other players to that when you kill them.”
Peddie added that music creation could also be broadcast live online, with the potential for multiple users to jam live within the game. “The current vision is to allow players to feel like they’re doing a real DJ performance.” The music features are evolving with fan feedback, while bands can still submit their music to appear in-game by sending MP3s to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, the in-game music player gives players plenty of options. "In APB we let you completely personalise your soundtrack, and share your music choices with your friends and enemies online," said Realtime Worlds. "You can imports MP3s straight off your hard drive into the game."
Players can also choose whether to listen to tunes via headphones or car stereos. If you get a small car though the results won't be that impressive. "The music’s not very loud – that’s because [you've] got a crappy little car. As you progress through the game you can upgrade your amp and speakers and make it sound much cooler, make people notice you," confirms the developer.
APB is set for release in Q3 this year. Check out the new screens, including new HUD, below.
[via APB podcast]