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Blue Protocol Delayed and Closed Beta Test Schedule

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: May 24, 2023 at 3:16 PM BST

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Total War Pharaoh Announced

Creative Assembly, the acclaimed game developer known for the renowned strategy series Total War, has officially announced the next instalment in their line-up: Total War Pharaoh. This forthcoming title marks a significant departure from the traditional themes and settings that fans have come to associate with Total War games. Unlike the previous games in the series that have tackled various periods and civilizations across history, Total War Pharaoh will be set exclusively in the mystical and enchanting world of ancient Egypt.

The Total War series is beloved for its attention to historical accuracy, gripping campaign narratives, and intricate battle mechanics that offer both strategic depth and captivating spectacle. The announcement of Total War Pharaoh has already sparked immense anticipation, promising to provide players with a chance to delve into the riches and mysteries of one of the world's most ancient civilizations. Set in a time when Pharaohs ruled, grand monuments were constructed, and powerful gods were worshipped, this game is set to offer a unique perspective on the intricate workings of ancient Egyptian society and politics.

Projected to hit the shelves in October 2023, the game is expected to bring the allure of ancient Egypt alive, complete with its intricately designed architecture, culture, warfare, and religious practices. Whether you are a seasoned strategist who regularly partakes in Total War campaigns or a newcomer curious about the allure of these games, the question on everyone's mind is: Will Total War Pharaoh make it onto your gaming list?

PlayStation Cloud Gaming

Switching gears, the next bit of news that is making headlines comes from PlayStation. Jim Ryan, the head of PlayStation, has recently provided some insights into the company's aggressive plans for PlayStation Cloud Gaming. Although the specifics of these plans are yet to be unveiled, Ryan's comments have stirred anticipation among the gaming community.

PlayStation has long been recognized as a titan in the gaming industry, with a reputation for delivering powerful consoles, engaging exclusive titles, and exceptional gaming experiences. Now, it appears the company is poised to make its mark in the burgeoning field of cloud gaming. This development comes at a time when the industry is progressively moving toward a digital future, and cloud gaming represents the next frontier in this evolution.

Ryan also spoke about the success of PlayStation Plus, the company's subscription service that provides access to a rich library of games. An intriguing revelation was that 30% of subscribers have chosen a tier higher than Basic, demonstrating the value that gamers see in the service. The question then arises: do you prefer the traditional experience of local gaming, or are you ready to embrace the revolutionary world of cloud gaming?

Blue Protocol Delayed

Finally, we turn our attention to Bandai Namco and the upcoming release of Blue Protocol. This highly anticipated MMORPG has been making waves in the gaming community due to its striking visuals and promising gameplay. However, Bandai Namco recently announced that while the game will be released in Japan in June 2023, the global release has unfortunately been delayed until 2024.

This news may be disappointing to international fans eagerly awaiting the chance to dive into the world of Blue Protocol. However, there is a silver lining: the closed beta test for the global release is still scheduled for 2023. This indicates that while the full release might be delayed, gamers worldwide will still have the opportunity to get a taste of what Blue Protocol has to offer sooner than the full global release.

In the world of gaming, anticipation is half the fun. Whether you're planning your strategies for Total War Pharaoh, wondering what PlayStation's cloud gaming plans might mean for you, or eagerly awaiting your chance to dive into the world of Blue Protocol, there's no shortage of exciting developments on the horizon. So, are you ready to immerse yourself in these thrilling gaming adventures?

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