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Another Alpha Protocol Delay

Alpha Protocol is now expected in summer of this year, as SEGA explains to MTV Multiplayer that they have pushed back Obsidian's espionage-themed action/RPG to "give the consumer a very polished game," and bring "the whole quality level up." Alpha Protocol is a repeat offender when it comes to delays: In January 2009 a Q1 2009 release window was announced, but just a couple of months later this was pushed back to October 2009, which was later pinned down to precisely October 6. Precision notwithstanding, in late September retail listings surfaced showing a June 2010 release date for the game, which was later confirmed by SEGA, who said the game was expected in spring of this year. So after all that, Alpha Protocol is expected this summer. For now at least.

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7. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 6, 2010, 20:50 NKD
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 6, 2010, 20:21:
On the one hand, these repeated delays will only result in a more polished game, something that Obsidian isn't known for. On the other, repeated delays often means the game is something of a mess.

Yeah. Games don't get "delayed for more polish" unless they are in seriously bad shape. If it just needed polishing, then they wouldn't bother delaying it multiple times, they'd just shove it out the door and patch the kinks out.
 
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6. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 6, 2010, 20:27 Cutter
 
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5. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 6, 2010, 20:21 Jerykk
 
On the one hand, these repeated delays will only result in a more polished game, something that Obsidian isn't known for. On the other, repeated delays often means the game is something of a mess.  
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4. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 6, 2010, 20:18 Creston
 
I'm amazed how patient Sega is with Obsidian. The game must suck all kinds of hard for it to constantly be delayed over and over and over again.

None of this bodes at all well for Fallout Vegas.

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3. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 6, 2010, 19:37 Acleacius
 
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2. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 6, 2010, 14:13  Blue 
 
Jonny wrote on Feb 6, 2010, 14:08:
AP's not a MMORPG, Blue. It's an action RPG.
Oy. Thanks for catching that so quickly.

That's not the first time I've mad that error. I keep thinking of Global Agenda when I write that "espionage-themed" part. That's arguably not an MMOG either, but at least they call it that sometimes.

Apologies for the error.

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1. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 6, 2010, 14:08 Jonny
 
AP's not a MMORPG, Blue. It's an action RPG.  
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