I covered Phantasy Star Online 2’s E3 announcement by Microsoft last week and I’ll admit, I was hyped. I’ve played the Japanese version of the game and I played it quite thoroughly. So hearing that Microsoft was bringing over PSO2 to the West was great news for hundreds of thousands of potential players, if the views on my PSO2 video are to be believed. Fans were livid that Microsoft had plans to bring the game over exclusively for those platforms and those platforms alone, but in a recent interview with Phil Spencer, the President of Xbox, it was revealed that they have no intention of releasing the game exclusively for those platforms at all, and that both PS4 and Switch releases were already planned and on the way. 1.) Microsoft could be providing servers hosted within North America, just like Nexon America does with their games, and instead of opening servers in different regions across the world, which would prove to be much more expensive overall, would allow … [Read more...] about Phantasy Star Online 2 North American PS4 & Switch Confirmed!
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Phantasy Star Online 2. Most of you have probably given up hope of this 2012 title ever coming to the west, but those who kept up their hopes have been handsomely rewarded. Today’s E3 conference brought the announcement that Sega will finally be bringing the MMORPG to the west. 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. PC and Xbox gamers will finally be able to get their hands on the free to play title in 2020 with crossplay between the two platforms. … [Read more...] about Phantasy Star Online 2 Heads Westward on Xbox and PC
The good news is that Phantasy Star Online 2 is fully localized in English and ready to go for a launch in the west. The bad news? It will likely never launch here. According to an undisclosed source in an article by Tristan Oliver over at TSSZ, Phantasy Star Online 2’s localization will only be rolling out to English speaking Asian countries. Sega hasn’t officially shot down any prospects of the title coming to the Americas and Europe, however the source speculates that there may be enough doubt that the game would be profitable in the west to prevent the game from ever making its way overseas. Sega has been silent about a western launch since their appearance at the Penny Arcade Expo last year. Some gamers are already playing PSO2 on the Japanese servers with English patches, and you can too with this handy guide from Kotaku. (Source: TSSZ) … [Read more...] about Phantasy Star Online 2 Isn’t Coming Westward
Phantasy Star Online 2 was released recently in Japan, and comes to the west in early 2013, and the hackers have already started taking control. This week players managed to hack into the MMO and played a prank by moving NPCs around and out of reach of gamers. Sega claims that they are investigating the hack and that no data was leaked in the process. Phantasy Star Online has always had problems with security holes, from the original which could be hacked with Gameshark, to rampant item duping and other hacks. Unlike real MMOs, Phantasy Star Online runs many operations client-side, offering a major opportunity for players to make alterations with the way their client connects with the server. The NPC glitch above has reportedly been in the game since the beta first launched. (Source: Kotaku) Advertisements … [Read more...] about Phantasy Star Online 2 Hacked, NPCs Moved
Phantasy Star Online 2 is a lobby based action RPG where players undertake missions to fight monsters called Darkers. Team up with other players or explore alone, engaging in fast-paced combat and hunting for rare loot. Publisher: Sega Playerbase: Medium Type: MMORPG Release Date: July 04, 2012 (JP) Pros: +Switch weapons in the midst of combat. +Freedom to change classes on one character. +Excellent combat animations. Cons: -No English Release. -Instanced maps. -Heavy grind. Overview Full Review Screenshots Videos Links System Requirements Music Additional Info Overview Phantasy Star Online 2 Overview Phantasy Star Online 2 is an action-oriented MMORPG and part of the Phantasy Star series franchise. Choose between one of four races and five classes before embarking for the Planet Naberius as part of the spacefaring organization ARKS. Engage enemies known as Darkers in fast-paced combat, timing strikes for optimal damage to devastate foes. Return to the ARK campship, a huge … [Read more...] about Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Review