One of the bigger announcements during the Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 presentation is the news that Phantasy Star Online 2 is FINALLY making the westward journey. The free to play game will be coming with all of its released content to bring it up to par with the Japanese version and it's going to be available in 2020 for both Xbox One and PC complete with cross-play between the two.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd. announced today that Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2), one of Japan's greatest online RPGs, will launch in the West, debuting in North America in Spring 2020 on Xbox One™.
All stories and content, and especially the fan-favorite epic battles with their huge number of enemies, will be included in this free-to-play release. Stay tuned for more details!
"What is PSO2?"
Join the Spectacular Experience of a "Never-ending Quest" and "The Highest Level Action"!
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.
Each planet and quest is an encounter with different characters and battles with enemies. Its easy control systems allow for intense exhilaration in battles as well as highly strategic and customizable actions.
Gigantic boss enemies are also waiting for their time to challenge you with their towering body that covers the whole screen. Team up with other players against epic bosses!
Create Your Own Character with the Ultimate "Character Creation"!
PSO2 lets players create their own characters in an easy and intuitive way with the "Character Creation" system.
Not only costumes, hairstyles, accessories, but also the height, body shape, and moreover, the length and thickness of arms and legs, can be customized with a morphing feature for unlimited customization and design combination.
Free to Download and Play the Game!
The entire game will be made available as a F2P experience for players on Xbox One. There will be no limitations on game experiences such as Class Level cap or direct purchase of high-tier weapons because we want to provide all players with a fair and exciting experience.
If players still find themselves in need of assistance for their quest, microtransactions are there to help.