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Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Drops Character Creator And Benchmark Tool Ahead Of Launch

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Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis is fast approaching next month, and the SEGA team dropped a benchmark tool to let players get a glimpse of whether their PCs can handle the upcoming MMO.

The tool, which is available for download from the Phantasy Star Online 2 website, incldues a character creator for players to premake their new characters ahead of the NGS launch in June.  From there, you'll be able to take that character data and export it to import into the final launch version of PSO2NGS when it launches. Though, keep in mind, existing characters from Phantasy Star Online 2 are also transferrable to the New Genesis version, so you don't have to create a new character if you're planning on keeping with your existing one. 

The character creation tool comes with a benchmark as well, giving players a glimpse into how the MMO will run on their rigs. The benchmark itself takes a pass with the character you created as well, putting your character in the thick of the benchmark test.

The download from the main PSO2 site clocks in at around 2.7GB, so just be aware in case you're low on disk space. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is coming June 2021, though the exact date has yet to be announced. However, we had the chance to go hands on with the MMO in the recent beta test, with Steven breaking down the good and the bad in SEGA's MMO.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore