Developer Bandai Namco and publisher Amazon Game Studios have announced that the highly anticipated anime-inspired MMORPG, Blue Protocol, will be coming to the West and Globally in 2023. The game was first announced in 2019 and has been in development ever since with no word on whether or not the game would be coming to the west. Now, with the release of the official website and a few blog posts directly from the publisher, as well as social media being set up, the game will be hitting news everywhere, soon. Probably.
The Executive Producer of the upcoming MMO had some words to share with the community, which originally was posted on the official website:
Hello everyone, it’s Sokichi Shimooka, Executive Producer of Blue Protocol.
We are very pleased to bring Blue Protocol to players all around the world with the help of Amazon Games.
Blue Protocol is a free-to-play Multiplayer Online Action RPG that serves as the centerpiece of Project Sky Blue, a joint project team with the goal of creating a new entertainment IP that will inspire people around the globe.
This project was a result of the combined creative power of both Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios. It is a new, original title that melds a world realized with beautiful graphics making you feel as if you’re part of an anime with online gameplay pushing the limits of multiplayer action. The entire project team has been hard at work ensuring we can deliver the best gaming experience to fans all around the world.
We have crafted a world in which you, the protagonist of your own story, can freely express yourself through fully realized customization of both your action skills and appearance. Blue Protocol is a grand adventure set in a vast and beautiful world, with online action that we hope you can enjoy with other players throughout the globe. We, along with Amazon Games, promise to deliver the absolute best experience for everyone that has been patiently waiting.
I look forward to seeing you all in Regnas next year!
– Blue Protocol Executive Producer, Sokichi Shimooka
Blue Protocol will be available on PlayStation 5, PC and Xbox Series X|S, and with the platforms being announced, Bandai Namco and Amazon Games have posted extra information on what’s to come:
Co-developed by Bandai Namco Online & Bandai Namco Studios and published by Amazon Games, Blue Protocol is a free-to-play Multiplayer Online Action RPG where you become the hero of your very own sci-fi fantasy adventure. Collaborating with Bandai Namco to bring this immersive, action-packed adventure to audiences in North and South America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand has been the start of a great relationship between our teams.
Together, we are fully committed to creating the best experience for global players. At launch in the second half of 2023, Blue Protocol will be available with English, French, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Bandai Namco on character customization and accessibility features to ensure that players around the world are able to enjoy this beautifully-crafted game and create characters they identify with— as they truly become the hero in this exciting adventure.
Interested players can now sign up on the website with an Amazon account, for a chance at access at the upcoming Closed Beta at: https://www.playblueprotocol.com/