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Alpha Protocol now set for Summer 2010

Alpha Protocol now set for Summer 2010

Obsidian's Alpha Protocol has been pushed back to a Summer 2010 release as the game is polished some more.

Obsidian's upcoming espionage RPG, Alpha Protocol, has been pushed back from a Spring debut to a Summer release as further polish and tweaks are applied to the game.

The news comes via MTV Multiplayer, who spoke to assistant producer Matthew Hickman about why that game had been pushed back, letting slip that another delay had occurred.

According to Hickman the ongoing delays are part of Obsidian's efforts to polish the game up to a proper standard and the developer has mostly spent time on tweaking the lighting, revamping the inventory screens and "bringing the whole quality level up."

"We really wanted to polish the game up, make it everything Obsidian planned it to be, and give the consumer a very polished game," Hickman said.

Alpha Protocol, which was originally set for a 2009 release, tells the story of a CIA operative who goes undercover when tracking down some missing missiles and discovers a huge conspiracy in the process. It's pitched very much as an action-RPG, with the third person shooting supported by an impressively realised stats system. Players are able to research enemies and friends, buy new equipment and form a network of contacts in between missions.

Alpha Protocol will now be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this summer.

We had a look at the game at GamesCom 2009 and were mighty impressed, so check our Alpha Protocol preview for more information and then let us know what you think in the forums.

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OWNED66 8th February 2010, 13:34 Quote
never heard about this game
is it any good ?
what i mean is
why is bit-tech talking about it
their are many games being pushed back or canceled
CardJoe 8th February 2010, 13:40 Quote
Because it's made by Obsidian - a very good RPG developer - and being designed by Chris Avellone - a well known and respected PC RPG developer who worked on the original Fallout titles, etc - and because as it says in the article we saw the game at GamesCom and thought it looked good. It's also notable because the game has been delayed numerous times.
Claave 8th February 2010, 14:04 Quote
Plus, I need constant reminders as to what this game is called - could it be any blander and forgettable? But yes, it's a game that a few of us in the office are really looking forward to.
Aracos 8th February 2010, 15:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
a well known and respected PC RPG developer who worked on the original Fallout title

Thank you! I couldn't for the life of me remember how their name rang a bell :P
CardJoe 8th February 2010, 16:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by storm20200
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
a well known and respected PC RPG developer who worked on the original Fallout title

Thank you! I couldn't for the life of me remember how their name rang a bell :P

Avellone is a little-known legend and unsung hero. He's never really worked on a bad game, IMHO, from Planescape: Torment to Baldur's Gate 2 and Fallout to Neverwinter Nights he helped shape modern RPGs.
Farfalho 8th February 2010, 18:23 Quote
I think BT had made a preview or some in-middle-depth for the game. It talked about the customization, story line, something like that.

Might me a good game after all, a RPG-based spy game. Sounds good
Manu_Otaku 8th February 2010, 20:12 Quote
I do have really high hopes for this game, but hurts me when they keep pushing it back, well at least is for making it better, i guess, summer cannot came soon enough. darn it
TomH 8th February 2010, 21:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Farfalho
Might me a good game after all, a RPG-based spy game. Sounds good
Yeah, like, erm.. Deus Ex or something? ;)
Snaek 9th February 2010, 18:43 Quote
I was really excited about this when it was supposed to come out in October. Since then, I've pretty much forgotten about it. Hopefully they use this time to make it awesome.
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