SEGA has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to the PC in late May. However, the game will be exclusive to the Microsoft store. Moreover, the publisher has also revealed that cross-play between Xbox One and PC will begin at that time.
Fred White, PSO2 TEAM North America’s Head of Marketing, said:
“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. We couldn’t have done it without their ongoing support and passion. We now look forward to kicking off a fun-filled future of events, collaborations and expansions in the years to come!”
The North American launch includes fully localized text and character voices in English, spanning three years of content. In addition to the immersive original PSO2 story, the NA version also features the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service.
Players will be able to choose from four races and nine classes. They will also tackle various missions and collect Xbox One Achievements. They can also take a break from questing by playing one of the many Casino mini-games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters, or attending all-new live stage events. All progress from the betas will be carried over.
Phantasy Star Online 2 will be available for free!
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