GamersFirst, the firm that bought troubled MMO APB last year, has opened up submissions for the rebooted game's upcoming closed beta.
The cops and robbers MMO is returning as a free-to-play title in 2011 - and you can now put your name down to try it out... erm, again.
"To register for the beta, we have decided to take a pretty 'simple' route in order for you to take the first step," the firm said on its website.
"(1) simply submit your email here: http://www.gamersfirst.com/apb/ in the 'stay up to date' box. Make sure you give us one that we can actually reach you on - and not the 14 minute email variation :).
(2) Create a GamersFirst account (preferably with the same email, though not required)
"That's it at the moment as the actual first required sign-up step (simple - eh)."
But later it gets a little trickier, the company adds: "About 2 weeks before the closed beta (which probably means on or about the first week in February), you will receive an email sent to the address you submitted above. That email will have a unique link where you will go to activate your beta request.
"In order to do so you will be asked to submit a lot of additional data, among other things your DxDiag (if you don't know that is, then you might not be a great closed beta candidate) and some additional information about you, as well as about your system and your own background as a gamer.
"Once we have verified the data, we will then send you back your actual beta key."
So far GamersFirst has received about 20,000 emails registering interest, it says, and it plans to have a closed beta with approximately 6,000 - 8,000 fully registered and confirmed players.