The wait is finally over. Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis has just been announced to release worldwide on June 6.
I am quite shocked by Sega’s choice regarding the release date. It has been just a little over two weeks since the Closed Beta Test ended, so it’s surprising they are releasing this so early in June. If you want to learn more about what changes are in New Genesis, we covered the 5 main differences from New Genesis to the original PSO2.
“After our successful closed beta test last month, we are now ready to share the official launch date for Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis,” said Fred White from PSO2 Team Global. “On June 9th, we will be launching globally, opening up the gateway to the brand new world of Halpha for ARKS across the planet! The date marks not only a monumental game launch, but also the continuance of storyline in the long-beloved Phantasy Star series. We can’t wait to enter this new chapter together with players!”
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis offers fans a new open world to explore with the added feature of combining 2 types of weapons for weapon switching during combat. This version of the game will also connect to Phantasy Star Online 2 for added benefits, and there is crossplay support for PC and Xbox One players in the west.
Sega quoted in a post: “Due to the PSO2:NGS launch, the scheduled maintenance that would have occurred on June 9 (Wed) will be moved forward by about one or two days. More information will be announced at a later date. Due to the change in the maintenance schedule, there will be changes to the dates and the content of the “The Road to NEW GENESIS Event” countdown login bonus event. More information will be announced at a later date.”
Furthermore, players can already begin creating their character right away and benchmarking their PC by downloading the currently available “Character Creation” tool. This also verifies if the title can run on their PC smoothly.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is releasing on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store on June 6, 2021. Sadly, the game will only release on other platforms in Japan.
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