Obsidian’s Spy RPG Alpha Protocol Revived 5 Years After Delisting

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Mar 20, 2024 3:11 pm

Obsidian’s secret agent RPG Alpha Protocol is back from the dead courtesy of GOG five years after it was delisted.

Alpha Protocol, first released in 2010, was pulled from Steam in 2019 due to the expiry of music rights. At the time publisher Sega, which still owns the Alpha Protocol IP, failed to go into further detail, but the delisting was said to have to do with scenes such as a boss fight that includes Turn Up The Radio by Autograph.

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Now, five years later, GOG has worked to bring Alpha Protocol back with all its original music. It said Alpha Protocol is available DRM-free and includes a number of additional features, such as the freshly licensed soundtrack. Here’s the list:

● A licensed soundtrack

● Achievements support

● Full controller support (Dualsense, DualShock 4, Nintendo Switch Pro, Xbox Series,

or Xbox One controller)

● Localization support

● Compatibility with modern operating systems

● Cloud saves support

Obsidian developed Alpha Protocol at the same time as the much-loved Fallout: New Vegas, and both games ended up coming out within a handful of months of each other. You play Michael Thorton, a covert agent who travels around the globe executing black ops operations to uncover a conspiracy that threatens the world. Alpha Protocol stood out for its dialogue system, advanced quest system, and modern day setting. However, poor sales killed the prospect of a sequel, with Sega admitting it hadn’t met expectations.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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