As teased during the Xbox Press Briefing at E3 2019, SEGA Games’ Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to the US on the Xbox One. More importantly, PSO2’s open beta is set to launch on Xbox One on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5PM PDT, with the content being downloadable as early as 10AM PDT, March 16, 2020. A Windows 10 US release is also in the works, with its time frame still TBD.
Check out SEGA Games’ / Phantasy Star Online 2’ PR Press Release below:
“The team has been working incredibly hard towards this day, and we couldn’t be more excited to open the servers and welcome our amazing community into the world of Phantasy Star Online 2,” shared Fred White, PSO2 TEAM North America’s Head of Marketing. “From the beginning, the game will include Episodes 1-3, representing over three years’ worth of expanded content updates from the start. We look forward to seeing the players in-game on Tuesday!”
The Open Beta will include fully localized text and character voices in English. On first-time login, players will receive a variety of weapons including swords, assault rifles, rods, and gunblades as well as consumable items to get started. In addition to the immersive original PSO2 story, the North American version will also include the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service. Players will be able to choose from four races and nine classes and explore up to fourteen locations while tackling various missions and collecting Xbox One Achievements. They can also take a break from questing by playing one of the many Casino Mini-Games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters, or attending all-new Live Stage Events.
Players can sign up for the Open Beta on the Microsoft Store. The open beta client can be downloaded in advance on Monday, March 16 at 10 AM PDT. The open beta officially launches on Tuesday, March 17 at 5 PM PDT.
More details can be found at www.pso2.com. For additional up-to-the-minute details and updates, players can follow @play_PSO2 on Twitter.
Source: SEGA / Phantasy Star Online 2 PR Press Release