Back in April SEGA announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 would finally see its Western PC release at some time in May, but they didn’t reveal anymore than that. Thankfully this has changed with SEGA announcing the exact PC release date and details of a new cross-over event!
Phantasy Star Online 2 was released out of beta onto the Xbox One way back on 15th April and marked the games first release onto the Western markets. Thankfully PC players have just one more week before the PSO2 era launches in North America. Coming this May, Phantasy Star Online 2 will arrive as a free to play MMO, much the same as its Xbox One release and will be available exclusively from the Microsoft Store.
“We’re thrilled to announce the long-awaited arrival on PC,” said Fred White, PSO2 TEAM North America’s Head of Marketing in a prepared statement. “There’s a loud and passionate PC fanbase who has been patiently waiting for the North American version – we can’t wait to welcome them in. There will be login bonuses waiting for them with more surprises planned in the coming months.”
The sci-fi MMO has proved popular already on the Xbox One and its glitzy colourful characters and environments are a stark contrast from other free-to-play MMO’s currently available on the Microsoft console. With its blend of action-objective based gameplay and futureristic driven landscapes there is plenty of gameplay on offer to challenge players.
On top of this news SEGA also announced that the PC version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will also be cross compatible with the Xbox One version and will allow both playerbases to join each other on quests and form guilds. Additionally a new event will also become active and will feature a collaboration with Hatsune Miku, who is a character from the popular Project Diva games.
The event starts today on Xbox One with special items already available from Scratch Ticket Terminals. Players will be able to exchange tickets for stylish clothes and accessories that are themed after Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len.
Phantasy Star Online 2 launches on PC in the west on May 27th, 2020. For more reviews and gaming news you can keep up to date at Informed Pixel. Want to speak to the team and interact with other gamers? You can do so over on the Informed Pixel Facebook page or on the Informed Pixel Twitter account.