Bandai Namco have officially confirmed that a closed beta test for their gorgeous-looking MMORPG Blue Protocol will not take place at the end of March 2020 due to coronavirus.
Those who are excited about Blue Protocol and its closed beta test, which was scheduled for late March 2020, will be disappointed to hear that the publisher Bandai Namco have officially delayed the beta test. In an announcement over at Blue Protocol Twitter , Bandai Namco said their focus right now is to work to prevent the spread of the new type of coronavirus infection and put the priority on "safety assurance".
Due to these reasons, "the preparation and development" of Blue Protocol closed beta test is expected to be delayed. The new start date for the closed beta test has been set for mid or late April 2020. However, Bandai Namco warn that if the coronavirus infection continues to spread, the closed beta date may get delayed even further.
More information about the closed beta test for Blue Protocol will be shared in late March when Bandai Namco will asses the situation and decide whether another delay is necessary or not.
The delay will certainly come as a disappointment to many fans who were eagerly awaiting their chance to dive into the world of BLue Protocol and check out everything that the game has to offer.
Bandai Namco have apologised for the delay but ask for understanding and patience since the infection is a serious global issue at the moment.
Blue Protocol is in development for PC and it is currently confirmed 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.