It’s a happy day for MMORPG players – at least if you’ve got an Xbox One. That’s because Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally, finally, finally hitting its first test phase here in the west, specifically closed beta for Xbox One players, at 8 p.m. EST tonight.
“This will be the first opportunity for gamers to play the English version of the game, which begins its journey on the Xbox Insider Program. […] The closed beta test (CBT) will introduce North American players to the PSO2 game world with fully localized text and character voices in English. SEGA has some surprises waiting for players who participate, including special time-limited in-game Urgent Quests with rewards and a Saturday evening concert given by Quna, an idol who holds a key to the PSO2 story.”
Signups for the free beta are apparently still ongoing. The beta ends in the wee hours of Sunday morning if you’re on the East coast of the US, so set aside your Saturday.
Twenty-four hours until the #PSO2 Closed Beta Test, Arks! Are you ready?
— Phantasy Star Online 2 (NA) (@play_pso2) February 7, 2020