I always feel that it’s a weird vote of confidence when a video game studio puts out a trailer for a game using live actors. It’s that extra marketing push that also attempts to communicate, in an awkward way, that players are welcome into this game world.
However you take it, Phantasy Star Online 2’s latest trailer for New Genesis, “We are the future,” melds a bit of gameplay with live actors looking on with awe and perhaps a touch of bewilderment. “I was just going to Starbucks,” one face seems to say, “And I stumbled upon this glorious weirdness. It’s cool, but I don’t think it’s going to get my drink order right.”
In any case, here’s the trailer for your edification. Enjoy it as New Genesis tries to shore up some of its more shaky spots and strive forward into the future!