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PC Registration Now Open for Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis Closed Beta

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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While we all wait for the closed beta for Phantasy Star Online’s New Genesis update on May 14, PC gamers can actually register now through the Xbox Insider Hub app. Here’s what you need to know.

We had previously written about the closed beta. New Genesis is set to change quite a lot in PSO2 including adding a new open world feel, a totally overhauled graphics engine, and many more changes and improvements.

The beta period will run from May 14 at 6 PM PDT and will end on May 16 at 7 PM PDT. If you take part in the closed beta, you’ll receive a participation reward. Unfortunately, what that reward is exactly is a mystery for the time being. We’ll have to wait until a later date.

Fred White from the PSO2 Global Team shared a few thoughts on the closed beta,

"Since our big announcement last year that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is in development, the number one question we get from players is asking when they will be able to jump in and play the game themselves. The whole team is excited to kick off the registration today of our extensive beta test which will take place May 14th-16th. Players have responded with overwhelming positivity and excitement for this upcoming development milestone and we can't wait for them to experience the game firsthand."

You can learn more details about the closed beta here. If you want to register for the closed beta, be sure to do so through the Xbox Insider Hub app. If you don’t have that app, you can download it here. While you wait, check out the new enemies coming to New Genesis.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.