During an interview with GiantBomb, Phil Spencer, the President of Xbox, says that SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to all platforms in the west, not just Xbox One […]
During an interview with GiantBomb, Phil Spencer, the President of Xbox, says that SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to all platforms in the west, not just Xbox One and PC. This is fantastic news as we have been waiting a massive time for this game, almost 7 years after the release in Japan.
Please note that this title might be a timed exclusive for Xbox, however, it will still come to Sony Interactive Entertainment and Nintendo’s platforms. The title is confirmed to have Cross-Play between Xbox One and PC but other systems are TBA on that matter.
SEGA has recently been bringing Japanese games to multiple platforms, just yesterday, SEGA’s Executive Vice President said that Yakuza is no longer considered a PlayStation exclusive series internally. So not only is Phantasy Star coming everywhere, but Yakuza might be as well (Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are currently out now on PC).
Phantasy Star Online 2 was released on PC back in 2012 with a PlayStation Vita version leading in 2013. Later on, a mobile version called Phantasy Star Online 2es released in 2014 with a PS4 version dropping in 2016. While Nintendo Switch did receive this game, it is a cloud only version of the title. So unless this is a port, you’re gonna be streaming this game to Nintendo’s newest platform. An Xbox One port was announced at E3 2019 for a 2020 release, so PS4 and Nintendo Switch editions will likely hit a few months after or in 2021.
To our European and Australian friends, this is only a confirmation for North American release. For now, you guys will just have to wait a bit longer (hopefully) for this game to release in your region.
The fine folk at IGN have listed the game for all platforms before Phil Spencer’s words as well.
Source: GiantBomb (@ 40:40)