‘Phantasy Star Online 2’ releasing on PS4 in the West after a decade

Phantasy Star Online 2 will probably be launched on PlayStation 4 in the West, a number of years after each different iteration of the sport arrived there.

The Japanese Action RPG was launched again in 2012 on PC in Japan. A PlayStation 4 model was launched 4 years later in 2016, as soon as once more solely in Japan. An up to date model of the sport referred to as Phantasy Star 2: New Genesis was launched on June 9, 2021 for Windows and Xbox One in the West.

One yr after its launch on different platforms, Sega will lastly be bringing the sport to PlayStation 4 in the West. This model of Phantasy Star 2 is slated for an August 31 launch. The PlayStation 4 model will probably be cross-platform appropriate with the PC and Xbox One variations of the sport as properly.

The New Genesis model of the sport could be very totally different to the unique, however the builders didn’t wish to break up the participant base or minimize off help for present gamers so that they held off on dubbing it Phantasy Star Online 3 (through Siliconera).

New Genesis is ready 1,000 years after the unique and accommodates a extra strong character creation system and an improved fight system. One of the largest additions was a new open battlefield system with altering climate.

Bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to Western markets has been a difficult path for Sega. There had been plans for a Western launch courting again to 2013 (through Polygon) however indefinite delays halted the launch.

Phantasy Star Online 2 will probably be launched on PlayStation 4 in the West on August 31.

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