Bandai Namco's free-to-play MMO Blue Protocol will be launching in Japan soon but the western release has been delayed to 2024.
Bandai Namco have today announced that the PC version of their free-to-play MMO RPG Blue Protocol will officially launch on June 14, 2023, but only in Japan.
The western release date has been pushed into 2024 without any specific dates. Blue Protocol was scheduled to release in the second half of 2023 in the West by publisher Amazon Games , but it looks like the localisation teams need more time to warp up the development.
Additionally, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S version of Blue Protocol have also been delayed to 2024.
The pre-registration for the Japanese release is now live and those who pre-register will get some unique items to use once the game launches. You can find more details on that here.
These special items should also be available to the players in the west, sometime before the launch of Blue Protocol in this region. Bandai Namco will probably talk more about that as we get close to the release.
So all in all, while the delay of Blue Protocol's Western version is certainly disappointing, especially after such a long wait, the extra time with the game should allow the developers and publisher Amazon to have a smooth launch with zero issues.
Hopefully, we'll hear more about Blue Protocol's western release date over the coming months, perhaps at one of the big summer games showcases.