Sega is bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to the West, more than seven years after the online role-playing game first hit Windows PC in Japan. Phantasy Star Online 2 will be released in spring 2020 for Windows PC and Xbox One.
Phantasy Star Online 2 will support crossplay on both platforms, and will be free-to-play. Sega will bring over all content released for the online RPG so far.
In Phantasy Star Online 2, players become a member of a research expedition called Arks, a fleet of interplanetary cruising ships researching a variety of planets. Players can embark on mission quests and play in groups of 12 players.
Sega initially released Phantasy Star Online 2 on PC in Japan, and later ported the game to mobile platforms, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch — but PSO2 has never come stateside, unlike its Dreamcast predecessor. The game was demoed at events like PAX in 2012, but Sega has never localized the game until now.