Blue Protocol dev confirms Western launch languages and importance of accessibility

Blue Protocol dev confirms Western launch languages and importance of accessibility
Bandai Namco | Amazon Games

Written by 

Lloyd Coombes

Published 

25th Jul 2023 14:00

There are a whole host of MMOs available right now, and Blue Protocol is ready to take them on for mouse-clicking supremacy.

Developed by Bandai Namco, it offers plenty of build diversity and flashy moves, but these can often be daunting for players that require the use of accessibility inputs.

We spoke to Mike Zadorojny as part of our hands-on preview, and the Franchise Leader explained that a focus on accessibility is important for Bandai and Amazon alike.

screenshot of character classes in Blue Protocol
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Blue Protocol dev on importance of accessibility in MMO

"One of the things that Amazon's been working on with Bandai [Namco] specifically is adopting an accessibility standard that we want all of our either internal or partners to hit," Zadorojny reveals.

"Our motto with this game is we want to bring it to as many people as possible.

"One of the vectors you do that is through more accessibility features. Some of that is the very common ones, like colorblindness [modes], those types of things.

"But then also going to adaptive controllers and things like that. So we have been working with them on that, and there are definitely some additional options in there that allow for more detailed [controller] mapping systems.

"What we launched with is not necessarily where the work is going to stop because it's a long-term investment."

characters in the world of blue protocol
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Confirmed languages for Blue Protocol

The idea of bringing as many people to the game as possible extends to languages, too, with Zadorojny confirming English and Japanese voice acting for the game's Western launch.

Zadorojny also says players can expect subtitles in the following languages:

  • Brazilian
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

For more on Blue Protocol, be sure to check out our hands-on preview for the MMO, as well as Zadorojny's comments on monetisation and class builds.

Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.