During a Phantasy Star Online 2 event in Tokyo this past weekend, it was announced that Final Fantasy XIV and Phantasy Star Online 2 will be exchanging a few assets for cross-promotion. FFXIV's Odin will enter PSO2 this summer as well as Miqo'te outfits. At this point, it remains unrevealed what PSO2 items will appear in FFXIV but it's a likely bet they will. According to Kotaku, this should be revealed soon.
Sega has released a brand new opening trailer for Phantasy Star Online 2 that will make western players somewhat bittersweet with no announcement, or even the tiniest of hints, about a North American or European release. Still, it's a fun video to see so check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comments.
Sega has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 is heading to PlayStation 4 in Japan sometime in 2016, though no further mention was made for other regional releases. The game has been on PC and Vita since 2012 and 2013 respectively. Luckily for NA and EU players, the SEA version that launched last year features English language support.
MMOsite.com is reporting that the region lock has been removed from the SEA version of Phantasy Star Online 2. Players can now access the game without the use of a VPN.
Phantasy Star Online 2 fans will want to take notice that AsiaSoft has announced May 29th as the commencement of the English language beta for the game. According to 2p.com, over one hundred thousand fans have put in to beta test the English client (IP blocked for SEA).
Asiasoft's English language version of Phantasy Star Online 2 has ended its second beta phase of development and the team will spend the next month plus working on polishing the game and preparing it for the May 29th release date. MMOCulture.com has a neat little interview with PSO2 developers that adds a few details about that process.
SEGA has confirmed that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be delayed for unknown reasons. Originally scheduled to be released in 'early 2013', it appears the game will minimally slip to Q2 2013.
SEGA has announced that its forthcoming MMO, Phantasy Star Online 2, will be headed to both North America and the European Union in 2013. The open beta is currently ongoing in Asia.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is one of those games that many here in the West have been watching anxiously, hoping for it to come out here soon. We have had 'boots on the ground' during the Japanese open beta for Phantasy Star Online 2 and have a full report with videos/screens to share. Check it out!