Blue Protocol Not Coming West Says Bandai Namco

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor July 31, 2019
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Scratch one upcoming MMORPG off the list for North American audiences. Bandai Namco's Blue Protocol, which we noticed earlier this month and said we were "fifty-fifty" on it being free-to-play, won't even be coming across the Pacific anytime soon -- if ever.

As noticed by MassivelyOP, the admin of the game's Subreddit posted recently that he "just received word from Bandai Namco that they have no plans for a western release at the moment."

As other Redditors (and MOP) note, the same was said of Phantasy Star Online 2 for a long time, and that's coming to the West next year. I don't know that I'd be too quick to make that comparison, though, unless you want to wait until 2027 for Blue Protocol.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (11)

Volfie 2 years ago
Blue Protocol is Hireing a English translator atm! jobb listing in bandi nameco says looking for a blue protocol english translator director

Cypherous 3 years ago
How to not make money

Be Bandai Namco

At this point they are basically the anti-EA

Khrysz 3 years ago
so looking through all the 100's of comments the dude isn't an admin and has no relation to the game and even called americans dirty Foreigners lmao

rickshaw 3 years ago
Yeah bring us our free beta tests back. :)

the Arsenal 3 years ago
admin of the Blue Protocol subreddit:

“I’ve just received word from Bandai Namco that they have no plans for a western release at the moment. However, they also said that ‘this is subject to change’, so there is still a chance that Blue Protocol will hit the western market in the future.”

Also i work on Blue Protocol for 2 years now and game is coming 2020 Q1 and not F2P it's gona cost 59,99$ gona be opend for EU and NA with English sub on reless.

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BamdaiGeek 3 years ago
Eheemm... The game is coming to EU AND NA Q1 2020. Bandai admin of the Blue Protocol subreddit: “I’ve just received word from Bandai Namco that they have no plans for a western release at the moment. However, they also said that ‘this is subject to change’, so there is still a chance that Blue Protocol will hit the western market in the future.” And that wuld be Q1, 2020. This Game is not gona be F2P its gona cost 59,99$

MetalAddict 3 years ago
I'd like to see Western publishers not releasing to Asia to see how they feel about it.

i know it's petty but not trying to assess wether there is a market for their game before taking a decision is cheap.

I mean.... Apparently there wasn't any market for Monster Hunter game in the West and we all know how that turned out.

Zenogs 3 years ago
The the games shut down cause not making enough money. Like Dragons Dogma online sad bastards they are.

AnotherNoobInTheWall 3 years ago
they say we are poor and we dont pay for games, we want everything for free, ooof

Horrific 3 years ago
Another potentialy great game down the drain for us - thanks bandai namco !

at least we still have ... uhm ....

...

annual Call of duty games ? ... I guess ... what a great time to be a gamer outside asia .


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