Phantasy Star Online 2 Gets a Western Release Date on Xbox One

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One of the biggest shocks to come out of Microsoft‘s Xbox E3 Briefing came from a partnership between Xbox and SEGA to bring Phantasy Star Online 2 West for the very first time.  More within…

Japan’s gaming industry is ripe with incredible titles that most of the world never get to see.  One of those titles is the uber-popular MMORPG, Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2).  For roughly 7 years, Japan has had the fortune of playing one of the greatest MMORPGs of all-time.  How come no one else has?

Unfortunately, it’s due to the fact that the PSO series could never find a good footing anywhere else.  So, SEGA simply closed the door on a western release.  Fortunately, the magicians at Xbox pulled a rabbit out of their hat, struck a deal, and now Phantasy Star Online 2 will debut on Xbox One in Spring 2020 as a Free-to-Play title.

Excited for PSO2, yet?  Well, check out everything that’s in store with the official PR:

Join the Spectacular Experience of a “Never-ending Quest” and “The Highest Level Action”!

Players of PSO2 become a member of a research expedition called “Arks,” which belong to a fleet of interplanetary cruising ships, setting out to a research a variety of different planets. Visiting places for the mission (quest) always evolves into a fresh and surprising adventure, including auto-generated maps, sudden events, and a Multiplayer Party Area, where up to 12 players can play together simultaneously. 

Each planet and quest is an encounter with different characters and battles with enemies. Its easy control systems allow for intense exhilaration in battles as well as highly strategic and customizable actions.

Gigantic boss enemies are also waiting for their time to challenge you with their towering body that covers the whole screen. Team up with other players against epic bosses!

Create Your Own Character with the Ultimate “Character Creation”!

PSO2 lets players create their own characters in an easy and intuitive way with the “Character Creation” system.

Not only costumes, hairstyles, accessories, but also the height, body shape, and moreover, the length and thickness of arms and legs, can be customized with a morphing feature for unlimited customization and design combination.

Phantasy Star Online 2 will arrive on Xbox One in Spring 2020 as a Free to Download, Free to Play title, where there will be no limits on the game experience.  The only time you’ll have to purchase anything is when you choose to use one of the affordable microtransactions.

Stay tuned for more coverage of E3 2019!