PSO2:NGS arrives June 9th

Sega has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will officially launch on Wednesday, June 9th. You read that right—PSO2:NGS releases next Wednesday! It’s finally happening!

The August 2020 announcement was met with some confusion as gamers were unsure about the PSO2 concept. Is it a continuation of PSO2? A massive expansion with graphical upgrades? Or is it a sequel? Well, it’s kind of all of those things. Most importantly, New Genesis is indeed a sequel to Phantasy Star Online 2, but without the name and the shiny number 3 at the end.

New Genesis releases on the 10th anniversary of PSO2 and also marks 20 years of Phantasy Star Online. The sci-fi RPG that made the leap online with the Sega Dreamcast back in December of 2000, which resulted in many sleepless nights for friends and me back in high school.

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The official release info is as follows:

6.9 Release – Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Scheduled Launch Date:

After the maintenance on June 9, 2021 (Wed)
Due to the PSO2:NGS launch, the scheduled maintenance that would have occurred on June 9 (Wed) will be moved forward by about one or two days. More information will be announced at a later date.

According to Sega, New Genesis will exist alongside PSO2 as a completely new game. The game system was completely overhauled and graphics, gameplay, and the world have all been improved. New Genesis features a brand new open-world concept, making it comparable to most current modern open-world MMORPGs.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will be free-to-play and is set to release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in North America on June 9, 2021. Will you be playing?

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