The ‘Phantasy Star Online 2’ PC Release Date Is Finally Revealed
- 1 The ‘Phantasy Star Online 2’ PC Release Date Is Finally Revealed
- 1.1 Phantasy Star Online 2 Release Date, Platforms, PSO2 English Port — Everything we Know
- 1.2 Phantasy Star Online 2 Release Date
- 1.3 Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to PC in May
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- 1.6 Phantasy Star Online 2 Gets PC Release Date
Phantasy Star Online 2 Release Date, Platforms, PSO2 English Port — Everything we Know
Here’s everything you need to know about the Phantasy Star Online 2 western release date, including all platforms, gameplay trailer, and more.
Guide by Hirun Cryer, Staff Writer
Updated on 11 June 2019
The western release of Phantasy Star Online 2 has risen from the dead at the Xbox E3 2019 presentation. In this guide to the western release of the smash hit game, we’ll be going over the Phantasy Star Online 2 release date, all the gameplay we’ve seen for the port, the Phantasy Star Online 2 platforms, and more.
- Phantasy Star Online 2 Release Date
- Phantasy Star Online 2 Platforms
- What is Phantasy Star Online 2?
Phantasy Star Online 2 Release Date
The Phantasy Star Online 2 release date is Spring 2020. However, this is strictly the release window for the North American version of the game. As you can see in the announcement from Sega below, there currently aren’t any plans to bring the game to Europe.
#PSO2 is finally making its western debut in North America on Xbox One in Spring 2020. Regarding an EMEA release, there’s nothing to confirm right now. We understand it’s frustrating, but when we have more news to share, we will. Stay tuned to https://t.co/jlgi18auv2 for updates. pic.twitter.com/Tjii62el6G
Phantasy Star Online 2 Platforms
As for the platforms that Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch on, the game will be arriving on the PC and Xbox One in North America. The announcement for the western port was revealed at the Xbox E3 2019 presentation on June 9, so it’s only natural that Microsoft highlighted the game for their two plaforms.
As things stand right now, no PS4 or Nintendo Switch versions of Phantasy Star Online 2 for North America have been announced. We should note that there is currently a Nintendo Switch version of Phantasy Star Online 2, but it only operates via the cloud through streaming, and is only available in Japan. We’ll update this section with any further details from Sega.
What is Phantasy Star Online 2?
If you’re wondering what the big deal is with Phantasy Star Online 2, then you’re not alone. The Japanese game released on the PC in 2012, in Japan only. That same year, a western port of the game was announced, but only six years later do we finally have any new information on the port of Phantasy Star Online 2.
Simply put, Phantasy Star Online 2 is an action MMO. You select one of seven worldwide servers to play on, much like Final Fantasy 14, and create your own hero character. Then, you embark on missions to slay deadly and dangerous monsters with other players in one team, combining your efforts in class roles to emerge victorious.
Create an avatar, and dive right in. | Sega
If you’ve played Monster Hunter World, think of it as a more straightforward, action-packed version of Capcom’s most recent online game.
If you’ve watched the western announcement trailer for Phantasy Star Online 2, that premiered at the Xbox E3 2019 conference, you’ll notice that Sega claimed it to be «Japan’s most popular RPG.» We’ve tried to get a lifetime player count on the game, and while we haven’t been able to uncover any solid figures, there’s no doubting Phantasy Star Online 2 as an incredibly popular game over the last 7 years.
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Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to PC in May
Out now on Xbox One, the PC version of PSO2 is a Microsoft Store exclusive
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More than seven years after the game originally launched in Japan, Phantasy Star Online 2 is now officially available in North America on Xbox One, Sega announced Wednesday. The publisher also confirmed the impending release of the English-language Windows PC version of the game, which is slated to arrive sometime in “late May.”
Phantasy Star Online 2 will be exclusively available through the Microsoft Store on PC, Sega said. The Windows PC and Xbox One versions will be cross-play compatible.
The Western release of PSO2, a free-to-play online action-RPG, features the first three years of content from the Japanese release of the game, as well as “the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service.”
Sega outlined the current and existing events coming to Phantasy Star Online 2, which include new perks for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Details from Sega are below:
Every day between April 15-23, ARKS Operatives will receive a special log-in bonus when they report for duty! The Half Scape Doll is able to sacrifice itself to revive players automatically if they become incapacitated on the battlefield – a real boost when fighting the Falspawn.
ARKS who join an Alliance with at least four members before April 28 will receive a SG20 Ticket (x1). And members of Alliances that have earned at least 5,000 Alliance Points before April 28 will receive the collectable emote #269: Impromptu Tea Party!
Two new Urgent Quests: “The Cunning Black Winged Vanguard” & “The False Champion: Luther the Fallen” begin this week.
PSO2 Diva, Quna, returns for live concerts on Saturdays and Sundays!
The Cherry Blossom season is coming to Phantasy Star Online 2 with a new look to the renowned Franca’s Café! Certain ARKS Ship lobbies will also change their appearances periodically.
PSO2 is one of the first games to be included in Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks program! All PSO2 players with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will receive extra special goodies after their first log in, including an Xbox jacket and Xbox Controller accessory for their character to show off in-game. Additional Perks will be made available every month, such as bonus Half Scape Dolls and more.
The ever-expanding catalog of outfits and accessories to collect and mix-and-match continues to grow with the introduction of the Heroic Wanderer AC Scratch Ticket.
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Phantasy Star Online 2 Gets PC Release Date
After launching on Xbox One last month, Sega announces a release date for the North American PC version of the action MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2.
Successor to the highly successful Phantasy Star Online and Phantasy Star Universe games, Phantasy Star Online 2 was originally released in Japan in July 2012 and quickly became one of that country’s biggest massively multiplayer online action role-playing games.
On April 15, Sega announced that the game had officially been released for Xbox One in North America and now, after nearly seven years, Phantasy Star Online 2 will also be arriving for PC players on May 27.
The free-to-play game will be available exclusively via the Microsoft Store, and the Windows PC and Xbox One versions will be cross-compatible. The Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2 contains content from the first three years of the Japanese version, but will also include the game’s most current balance and quality-of-life updates.
Additionally, subscribers to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will enjoy a few special perks, including an Xbox jacket and controller to customize their in-game character. New goodies will become available to subscribers each month, such as bonus Half Scape Dolls and other outfits or accessories.
In the game, the player takes on the role of an ARKS Operative, a member of an elite force tasked with exploring planets in search of a dark corruption called the Falspawn. Gamers can choose between four races and nine classes in Phantasy Star Online 2.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently available on Xbox One in North America and will be released on PC on May 27.
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