Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch New Genesis globally in June, closed beta signups up are live now

    
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Just a week ago, SEGA announced that it was planning to open the global beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2’s New Genesis sequel soon, with a beta starting May 14th. You had to know we’d be getting harder dates, and now we have, as signups have kicked off.

“Experience the vast open world of PSO2:NGS, set a thousand years after the events of PSO2, for the first time as a PSO2 Global player. During this testing period, the development team will collect players’ valuable opinions and feedback to make the game the best experience it can be when it launches later this year. The beta period begins on May 14 at 6 PM PDT and will end on May 16 at 7 PM PDT. Players are invited to register now and reserve their spot to take part in this very special upcoming event.

So, when is “later this year”? According to SEGA’s stream bright and early this morning, it’s June; it’ll launch globally “simultaneously” following a “late May” release of a character creator tool so you can build your toons ahead of time and naturally hype up the game. We’re tucking all the important slides below; there are details on some of the new characters in the beta, rewards for participating in the beta, login bonuses for the original game, and some of what’s coming in the inevitable starter packages.

Source: YouTube, press release
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ihatevnecks

Ayy Yunocy! Love her.

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kgptzac

Global simultaneous launch is a completely opposite treatment of what Sega did to the original PSO2. If this is some kind of statement, then I hope the translation quality and future collaboration with different IP will be reflected in the western version.

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Axetwin .

I hope they remove the lootboxes from PSO2. I’d sure like to play this game, but the lootboxes means the game is banned in my country. Yes, the game does not show up in any marketplace for me. It’s very annoying.

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Raidervc

Does anyone else look at Phantasy Star press releases, slides, the launcher, in game UI/news stuff, and think it’s just a mess and unappealing?

I enjoy the game. I think they would be well served by a cleaner, crisper aesthetic.

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Castagere Shaikura

I really dislike the UI and opening all the different boxes to find what you’re looking for. It’s way too messy for me.

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Dug From The Earth

The hoops they want you to jump through to even have a chance to get into the beta, is ridiculous.

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NeoWolf

hoops? it literally took me three mouse clicks? lol

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Vanquesse V

it was “first come first served” with a set start date and time. I was there at the designated point in time, but it took me 2 hours and 12 minutes of continual launching of the xbox insider app before my application went through.
But nice to know that “limited availability” was a lie

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NeoWolf

Really? ouch, I think you may have picked a bad time :(

For me It literally took me less than sixty seconds to link to it, open it, do the three mouse clicks to open the apply app, click accept and join and maybe another 10 seconds for them to approve it.

guess I was lucky :)

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Karma_Mule

I just tried now Saturday morning (eastern usa time) and was registered via xbox insider app in under a minute, so probably smooth sailing going forward.

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Utakata

I tend to trip up on the 3rd hoop though. :(

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NeoWolf

Nice that they are releasing the character creator ahead of release, its fun when games do that.