[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.