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Published on April 5th, 2017 | by cinderboy

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Phantasy Star Online 2 – Asiasoft announces closure of SEA server

[Closure announcement] While Phantasy Star Online started out as a really big and hyped PC MMORPG years ago as the first English server landed in Southeast Asia, I was already thinking about how it would survive in the long run with the rise of mobile gaming. Fast forward nearly 3 years later, which I feel is an amazing feat, publisher Asiasoft has announced the game’s closure on 26th May.

Perhaps due to IP issues and financial restrictions, Asiasoft was never going to bring in the various anime or manga collaboration content the Japan server has under SEGA, which makes Phantasy Star Online 2 dull in the long run. There was also no update for Episode 3 which provides major new content. The Taiwan server of Phantasy Star Online 2 is shutting down later this month as well.



 

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Your average online gamer who is bilingual in Chinese and English, although he does try to play Japanese and Korean games sometimes. Online gaming since 1999, and has worked in the online gaming and mobile gaming industry (Journalist, Game Master, Community Manager, Operations Manager) since 2008.



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Monoe
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Will SEGA lift the IP ban from SEA? It pains me so much that I had to quit playing the JP version when they took over. And it was hella annoying having to rely on VPN, playing the game with shitty ping and constant disconnect every now and then.

death_orange
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If pso2.jp became reachable using a web browser, then the IP ban lift will have a possibilty. Accessed pso2.jp a while ago but still cant be reachable outside japan

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