Even though the game was supposed to be out already, Sega and developer Obsidian have unbelievably only just now sent out written word which officially-officially confirms the delay of Alpha Protocol.
The spy RPG, originally slated for release early this year, passed its given October 6 release date with no word from either company. Sega did quietly change the release windows to Q2 2010 (now “Spring, 2010”) on their site but, until now, that’s all the confirmation anyone had on the matter.
“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,” Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart says in a message sent out today.
“Alpha Protocol has been a very promising title since the beginning of the development cycle,” Sega Europe MD Alan Pritchard added. “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.”
The game hasn’t been on the best of PR streaks lately, what with this oddly handled delay and “Mass Effect felt more RPG” comments from camp Sony. Here’s hoping it’ll all be forgotten by next year as the game does seem promising.