Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to PC in NA next week

On May 21, 2020 by TheIrishOtaku
PSO2 players group up

Eight years after its Japanese release, Sega will be bringing the free to play MMO, Phantasy Star Online 2 to PC users in North America from May 27th exclusively through the Microsoft store.

Initially announced during the Xbox E3 2019 conference, the game received an open beta release on March 17 for Xbox One users in North America, which lasted for just under a month before been officially released in North America on the console on April 14. Following the release of the console version in North America, Sega confirmed that North American fans would be able to play the MMO on PC from May 27th.

For those curious as to what the North American version of Phantasy Star Online 2 offers, Sega offered the following information alongside the release date announcement, “The North American version of Phantasy Star Online 2 includes fully localized text and character voices in English, spanning three years of content. In addition to the immersive original PSO2 story, the NA version also features the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service. Players can choose from four races and nine classes while tackling various missions. They can also take a break from questing by playing one of the many Casino mini-games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters, competing in the new ARKS League or attending all-new live stage events. And for the first time they will be able to do all of this with friends on both PC and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.”

For those who are living in Europe and are wondering if they will be able to play the North American version of Phantasy Star Online 2, there is no official European release announced, although if you change your Microsoft store region to North America you will be able to download and play the game without issue.

Phantasy Star Online 2 has proven to be a major success in Japan with the MMO hosting Vocaloid concerts and receiving two anime adaptations, the latest of which ended this year.

To learn more about Phantasy Star Online 2, visit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *