Bandai Namco announced the Blue Protocol network test is now set for March 31 through April 2 for PC in Japan. Previously, the network test was postponed from its original January 2023 launch date due to issues involving the build.
Upcoming Network Test
The Blue Protocol network test allows players in Japan to try out the new action RPG and its online functionality before the spring 2023 launch. A friend invitation system for the network test is currently live in Japan until March 22. 9 days later, the Blue Protocol network test begins on March 31 and lasts until April 2 (Thanks, Siliconera!).
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Bandai Namco apologizes for the long wait as fans eagerly anticipate the Blue Protocol network test. Additionally, the publisher plans on sharing more details about what players can expect to play in the network test before March 31 arrives. A client will be available to download before the network test starts as well.
A bug postponed the network test’s launch this January, and the development team at Bandai Namco has finally corrected the issue. Before the network test begins, users in Japan may download a benchmark program featuring the game’s character creation system. This benchmark allows players to test their PC specifications before the network test launches.
Here’s an overview of Blue Protocol via the official Steam page:
About Blue Protocol
An Epic Journey Through Time
You are on a quest to uncover the truth about your origins. On your travels you meet people from many worlds and make new friends with whom you share your adventures. Eventually, you find yourself facing an inescapable destiny that will determine the fate of planet Regnas.
- Action-Packed Combat – It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced player, the action-based combat system features simple controls that are customizable and able to match any playstyle.
- Deep Customization – Become your ideal self: choose your facial appearance, hairstyle, clothes, accessories, weapons, and mounts for a combination that’s uniquely your personal style.
- Multiplayer Adventure – Work together as a team with other players to tackle quests, fight boss battles, and engage in massive online raids against towering monsters.
Blue Protocol releases in spring 2023 for PC in Japan. Lastly, the worldwide release is slated for 2023 across PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.