Obsidian Entertainment's action-RPG Alpha Protocol was scheduled to be imminently with us, but then retailers went and started slapping a 2010 date on it. Sega finally speaks.
The publisher confirms the game no longer has a home in '09, and it'll instead be releasing in spring 2010. Obsidian "very happy" it has been delayed to give it the "best chance" next year.
"Alpha Protocol is a new take on the RPG genre and from day one the team has been working to make Alpha Protocol a truly unique game for players to experience," said Feargus Urquhart, bossman at Obsidian Entertainment.
"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."
You may remember that Sega leaked some meeting notes between them and some Sony bigwigs a little while ago, where Alpha Protocol wasn't shown in too good a light.
"Alpha Protocol has been a very promising title since the beginning of the development cycle," added Sega Europe's Alan Pritchard. "By pushing Alpha Protocol to Spring 2010, we can ensure that the game will be released in the best commercial release window possible and will also receive the focus this true AAA titles deserves."
Alpha Protocol is being released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in spring 2010. Does this delay dampen your spirits this year? Check out the trailer below.