Phantasy Star Online 2 And Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Arrives To PlayStation 4 In The West Next Month


Posted on July 8, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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Although Microsoft has steadily inched itself into the niché that is Japanese-native projects with Yakuza and now Persona now on the horizon for the platform, the Xbox firm has also pre-maturely established this relationship with Sega prior to these IPs. In that, Phantasy Star Online 2 arrived to the west on Xbox before PlayStation. However, the game was confirmed to hit other platforms later on.

With the release of the expansion Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, it was anticipated that the game would soon be on the horizon for Sony’s platform. But, that announcement never came. Instead, time proceeded with Xbox being the only console in this side of the hemisphere to feature the game. But, it is not forever.

In a new announcement recently, Sega revealed that Phantasy Star Online 2 will ship on PlayStation 4 alongside the add-on Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis as well. More interesting is there will be cross-platform play when the version launches next month. “You will also be able to cross-play with players from other platforms besides PlayStation 4,” the blog post reveals.

“Players will be able to enjoy all the content released in the past year since the game’s launch, including the latest update Frozen Resolution and the new Waker class. […] Some items, such as those given out as bonuses, are only available for use as equipment on their corresponding platforms,” the firm adds.

“Therefore, some items cannot be used or equipped on the PS4 version and some cannot be used or equipped on non-PS4 versions. These items will be hidden or replaced with a different appearance if players log into a platform where the items are restricted while having them equipped. The same restrictions apply to the areas where these items are displayed, such as furnishings that allow you to showcase your equipment. This specification applies to your own and other players’ characters.”

Are you excited for Phantasy Star Online 2 finally hitting PlayStation 4 next month?

Phantasy Star Online 2 ships for PlayStation 4 on August 31, 2022; out now for Xbox One and PC.

Source: Sega

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