BLUE PROTOCOL, an online action RPG for PC jointly developed by Namco Bandai Online and Namco Bandai Studio, was scheduled to begin network testing on Saturday, January 14, 2023. However, due to "a glitch that is difficult to work around," the test has been postponed. On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, a follow-up report on the progress of preparations for the test was released, revealing that the network test will be held "in late March 2023.
The network test has been further postponed.
— BLUE PROTOCOL (@BLUEPROTOCOL_JP) January 25, 2023
The network test was originally scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 14, 2023, but on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, three days before the scheduled date, the official BLUE PROTOCOL website was updated.
We have been preparing for the network test to be conducted on January 14, 2023 (Saturday), but we have confirmed a new bug that affects the purpose of the test, which is to check the functions related to the server and network, and that is difficult to work around. We are currently working to correct this problem, but we have decided to postpone the network test because we believe that it will take time to resolve the problem.
A progress report will be issued on January 25, 2023 (Wednesday). The official "BLUE PROTOCOL" website has been newly updated, revealing that the network test is expected to be held "in late March 2023.
The company is still investigating and remedying the problems that led to the decision to postpone the network test. As of today, the cause of the problem has been identified and a response method has been determined, but we expect to respond to the problem by mid-March 2023, including confirmation of the work and correction to resolve the underlying problem.
In addition, the status of readiness for network testing is as follows Late February 2023 The status of preparations for the network test will be announced again in late February 2023. For the "BLUE PROTOCOL" fans who have been waiting for this project for years, there is only a month to spare!
Emergency distribution for the current situation and the circumstances of the postponement
In order to explain the current situation and how it has been postponed, we have decided to urgently distribute "BLUE PROTOCOL Communication" #6.1. It will be broadcast on the YouTube channel " BLUE PROTOCOL " on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM.
It will be a great relief for users to hear the developer's voice frequently. It is unclear at this time how the postponement of the network test will affect the official service schedule, but let's wait for "Blue Pro News" #6.1 first!