Phantasy Star Online 2 out on Xbox One, PC release window announced

Phantasy Star Online 2,the genre defying mmorpg is finally out in the west.

The Western version of Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally out of beta and is now fully released. Although it can only be played on Xbox One as of now.

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Sega didn’t provide any fixed date but rather said that the game will release in PC in “Late May”. Only on Microsoft Store.

A rather dissapointing news as most players would have wanted a Steam release. Although nothing can be said at the moment. Maybe the exclusivity is only timed and we’ll see a Steam release as well as PlayStation 4 and Switch releases.

On the bright side, the base game will be free to play , furthermore offering crossplay with PC and Xbox One. This trend of crossplay, being driven by Microsoft is very appreciated in all the games that offer it. Ensuring that a large audience will be exposed to this jrpg and hopefully will normalize the genre to Xbox communities of this generation.

“Phantasy Star Online 2 changed the history of Online Action RPG’s; the sci-fi story, characters, and gameplay has resonated with gamers worldwide and now we’re excited to bring North American players this special game — for free. Our player community is the heart and soul of the game and we couldn’t have done it without their ongoing support and passion.

”Fred White, PSO2 TEAM North America Head of Marketing.

Unlike 360 days, Xbox One has lacked in the Japanese game collections. Usually due to players being uninterested.

The scene has gradually changed. Xbox One players are finally getting their hands on titles like Yakuza and now Phantasy Star Online 2. We hope to see more great jrpgs on Microsoft’s side.

Phantasy Star Online 2 was released in 2012 by Sega, as successor to Phantasy Star Online and Phantasy Star Universe, in Japan. Then released on PSVita in 2013, PlayStation 4 in 2016 and a cloud version on Nintendo Switch in 2018. The game was a massive success since its release and as of 2016, it has over 4.5 million users.

The game also has an anime adaptation released in 2016.

The western release of the game was announced at E3 2019, as Microsoft exclusive.

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