Alpha Protocol screenshot of the main character sneaking behind a wall

Out of all the RPGs Obsidian worked on, the one I am the most disappointed with is Alpha Protocol. Not because it's bad, mind you, but rather because it was so close to becoming a game that would've defined the genre for years to come. However, while Alpha Protocol never managed to reach that lofty goal, it was still a thoroughly unique and interesting RPG, and one that I would highly recommend to anyone that's a fan of the genre.

Unfortunately, this is where we start running into a bit of a problem. At the request of the publisher (SEGA), Obsidian's Alpha Protocol is now no longer available for sale on Steam. The reason behind Alpha Protocol being pulled from the storefront, as is sadly quite common these days, is a music licensing issue.

While I would love to tell you Sega is currently working on getting Alpha Protocol up and running, I'm afraid they haven't said anything on that topic just yet. I highly doubt they're going to re-license the music as that's fairly expensive and almost irrelevant to Alpha Protocol itself, but I do genuinely hope they'll at least bring it back from the dead with the music replaced with some of the already available tracks. After all, Alpha Protocol does not deserve to simply fade away!

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to update you once more information becomes available. Until then, you might also want to keep an eye on the Alpha Protocol Steam page for any announcements.