So, how was your Phantasy Star Online 2 closed beta experience? Chances are it was a bit bumpy, but it also was expanded by a few more hours for Xbox One testers as a result of those several bumps in the road. The extension kept the game open through early Monday morning, a day past the original planned end time.
Why the extension? Because, as is often the way of these things, the first few moments online for PSO2 weren’t exactly plain sailing, with the first Ship (or server) filling to capacity literally within minutes, some ID authentication issues, and an emergency maintenance that extended into the wee hours of the following morning. It was, however, for the benefit of later launches, as it helped to identify data processing issues. Because, y’know, it’s a test.
Players who have been able to take part in the PSO2 CBT are invited to fill out a survey to offer their thoughts on the experience and will even get 500 pieces of premium currency for doing so. Accessing the survey is done through a series of menus, so make sure you follow the instructions.
And as for core MMORPG players on PC? Well, we’re still awaiting news on our test phases.