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Bandai Namco's anime MMORPG Blue Protocol will be free to play

Published: 09:18, 21 February 2020
Updated: 09:32, 21 February 2020
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In the latest gameplay steam, the developers of the anime MMORPG Blue Protocol confirmed that the game will be free to play with an option to buy cosmetic items, which will not affect gameplay.

Bandai Namco have been showcasing several new features from their gorgeous-looking MMORPG Blue Protocol in the last couple of weeks. We got a first look at the game's massive open world , characters, enemy types and new dungeons .

In the latest gameplay stream , which was broadcasted yesterday, the developers have revealed a ton of new details about the game including the skill tree, combat and their monetisation plans. If you are excited about Blue Protocol, you will be happy to hear that the game will be completely free to play. 

Yes, you read that right, the developers confirmed in the live stream that the plan is to offer the game for free with optional purchases. It is worth noting that these will be cosmetic only and will not affect gameplay or your stats in any way, which is always good to hear.

On top of this, you can spend your money on a season pass, which will act similarly to battle pass in battle royale games or premium services in other MMORPGs. Again, these items will be purely cosmetic and will not give you an advantage over other players, who don't own the season pass.

The developers also talked about some of the features that will be available but limited in the beta. Players will get to level up their characters up to level 35 and can also create up to two characters. The total number of characters is yet to be decided for the final game tho. 

You can also change your character's appearance during the beta but non-combat activities like fishing and casinos won't be available. Same goes for the auction house and guilds.

Blue Protocol is currently in development for PC. Bandai Namco are yet to announce a release date but the game should launch sometime in 2020. It is currently confirmed only for the Japanese market. We reached out to Bandai Namco for a comment on whether the game would see an official release in the West, but the publisher has remained silent on the matter thus far.

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