[Game website] SEGA today officially announced the global launch of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, which will take place after the maintenance on June 9, 2021 (Wednesday US time)! Due to the massive number of changes, the maintenance period will likely start 1 or 2 days earlier, with more details to be provided when available.
2021 will mark PSO2’s largest update ever!
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Phantasy Star Online, SEGA is aiming for even greater heights and reshaping the story, game system, graphics engine, and character creation system. PSO2 will be reborn as an open-field online RPG, with a renewed battle system and game system to match!
The twin universes of PSO2: NGS and PSO2 exist side by side! Both are playable!
You can continue to enjoy the original PSO2 even after PSO2: NGS has been released. Accounts that have been playing PSO2 will be able to hop between PSO2: NGS and PSO2. However, because the game system is vastly different, we would like to explain what exactly is changing with PSO2: NGS below.
Experience the vast open world of PSO2:NGS, set a thousand years after the events of PSO2 and the battle of Oracle. Heroes of ARKS, prepare to defend a new world against a mysterious threat.
• Free to Play!
• Huge wide-open battlefield environments! Explore a whole new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for you and your team. Traverse wide-open environments, speed and soar across the giant landscape and skies with new special abilities. Transitioning into a new area is as simple as walking into it — no loading screens.
• Enhanced character models! Create your identity with any character you can imagine in PSO2:NGS using the powerful creation engine. Adjust every imaginable characteristic to create your one-of-a-kind avatar.
• Redesigned graphics engine! Witness lush environments, amazingly detailed player characters, and monstrous foes in razor-sharp resolution. Watch spectacular new lighting and particle effects as weapons clash with armor. See the world as you’ve never seen it before.
• New multi-weapon system and abilities! Combine 2 types of weapons for smoother weapon switching. Battle at lightning speed using a variety of weapons and techniques.
• Connects with PSO2! Move easily in-game between PSO2:NGS and PSO2.
• Cross-platform! PC and Xbox One players can play together side by side.