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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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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$

  4. 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.

  5. 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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