The day has finally arrived! Phantasy Star Online 2, the long-awaited sequel to the popular online RPG, is now available in North America on Xbox One. The game has been out in Japan for a few years now, and as a result the North American launch is packed with content from PSO2's history, all fully localized into English.
Additionally, Sega has confirmed that the PC version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch in May, exclusively via the Microsoft Store! At that time, cross-play between the console and PC versions will begin.
According to the game's North American Head of Marketing, Fred White, "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. Now that it is officially launched on Xbox One, we look forward to kicking off a fun-filled future of events, collaborations and expansions in the years to come!"
To find out more about PSO2, check out our impressions of the game's closed beta test. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more coverage of Phantasy Star!