Something's up at Sega. Despite the publisher's own website indicating Alpha Protocol was going to miss its early October release date, the company has been dead silent on the issue. Finally, however, Sega and developer Obsidian Entertainment have come clean about the game's status and confirmed what we'd already assumed: Alpha Protocol has been delayed until spring 2010.
"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," said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart in a brief statement about the news.
All parties involved haven't elaborated much on the reason behind the delay, but Obsidian PR and marketing producer Matthew Rorie did hop onto the official Alpha Protocol message boards to address people's understandable disappointment.
"I don't think I should extrapolate on the press release too much at this time; just keep in mind that, in the end, this is going to help Alpha Protocol achieve the greatest success possible for it," said Rorie. "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."
If Alpha Protocol was going to be a good game, it's only going to get better with more time. Can't really argue with that one. Plus, c'mon, how many of us would've had time to play it?