An upcoming action MMORPG from Bandai Namco, which was planned to be released in 2023 Blue protocol was postponed. Being presented at The Game Awards 2022, Blue protocol marks a collaboration between the Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco and up-and-coming AAA publisher Amazon Games.

Bandai Namco Studios is responsible for recent titles such as vampiric Soulslike Code Waynea psychic sci-fi action game Red Nexusand fantasy RPGs Stories of Aris. Fans of these games eagerly awaited the next RPG from the studio Blue protocol, a multiplayer online game where players team up to complete quests, bosses and even raids. A departure from the studio’s previous line of story-focused single-player RPGs, fans of the studio would be remiss to stay true to Bandai Namco Studios’ narrative prowess. Blue protocol can have a compelling narrative and characters despite the fact that these types of games tend to fail when it comes to high quality narratives.


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On Twitter, Blue protocol announced the release date of the game in Japan – June 14, and also announced that the western release of the game will be postponed to 2024. Also, in a post on your website Blue protocol cited localization efforts as one of the reasons for the unfortunate delay. On a more positive note, the same post confirmed that PC closed beta test still set for later this year.

near Blue protocolBandai Namco Studios is also hard at work on future Tekken 8, one of the most anticipated fighting games in development. From NetherRealm Mortal Kombat 1 and Capcom Street fighter 6 both landing this year, Bandai Namco is feeling some pressure to keep up with the competition and deliver an excellent mainline Tekken experience. It may be objected that the emphasis on Tekken 8 may be the reason Blue protocol western delay However, with over 1,200 employees and support from Bandai Namco Online, it’s unlikely that Tekken 8 selects resources for development Blue protocol.

Blue protocolThe publisher, Amazon Games, struggled to find continued success after its failed launch New world and cancellation of a Lord of the Rings MMO A few years ago. Now, with recent success The lost ark and a a new one has just been announced lord of the rings MMO, Blue protocol could be another step in the right direction for Amazon Games’ publishing efforts if successful. Unfortunately, Bandai Namco fans in the West will have to wait another year to dive into the MMO world Blue protocol.

Blue protocol coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2024.

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