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Amazon unveils 'Blue Protocol', new anime MMO game

Amazon unveils Blue Protocol, new anime MMO game

San Francisco: At "The Game Awards," Amazon unveiled 'Blue Protocol,' a new massively multiplayer online (MMO) game with an anime aesthetic that will be released in the second half of 2019.

According to The Verge, Bandai Namco is the developer of the game, which will be available on the PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

The game is categorised as a multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG), allowing players to select multiple roles and engage in either the story or multiplayer modes.

A closed beta of the game for PC players is expected to be released early next year.

According to Amazon's vice president of games, Christoph Hartmann, the publishing arrangement came mainly because the company wanted to work with Bandai Namco.

"We always want to be a third-party publisher regardless of how successful our games are," Hartmann told The Verge.

"Just from a portfolio perspective, you can have different genres, entertain different types of players, and have an opportunity to find new people you wouldn't find internally," he added.

Blue Protocol executive producer Sokichi Shimooka said that one of the advantages of working with Amazon is the "transmedia opportunities".

With inputs from IANS

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