Alpha Protocol has been delayed to Spring 2010, this we know. However, Sega hadn’t official announced the delay until today. Both Sega as publisher and Obsidian as the developer speak out on the delay, assuring that it will give the game more time to reach top quality before release.
“Alpha Protocol is a new take on the RPG genre and from day one the team has been working to make Alpha Protocol a truly unique game for players to experience.” said Obsidian boss, Feargus Urquhart. “We’re very happy that Sega has made the decision to hold back the shipment of the game in order to give it the best chance at becoming the publishing success that we at Obsidian and our partners at Sega are striving for”.
“Alpha Protocol has been a very promising title since the beginning of the development cycle,” said SEGA Europe MD, Alan Pritchard. “By pushing Alpha Protocol to Spring 2010, we can ensure that the game will be released in the best commercial release window possible and will also receive the focus this true AAA titles deserves.”
Yes, it’s the Europe MD speaking, but the delay applies here in North America as well.
Obsidian’s Matthew Rorie also spoke out on the developer’s official forums.
“Just keep in mind that, in the end, this is going to help Alpha Protocol achieve the greatest success possible for it. The game is going to get a good coat of polish to it, and it’s also hopefully going to become more visible to the gaming community at large. So that’s a win-win for everyone. It sucks that it won’t be coming out for a while, but it’ll be awesome when it does,” he said on the official Obsidian forums.
We sure hope it’s “awesome”, too Rorie. We sure do.