Sega’s free-to-play, role-playing title Phantasy Star Online 2 just released on PC in Japan, and while it’s been quite the process for western players to hop on the servers, a large number of devoted, non-Japanese fans have taken part in the game’s launch. A few people upstairs must have noticed the buzz surrounding the title, as it’s been confirmed that PSO2 will now find its way into western homes next year.
A franchise that began in 2000 on the Sega Dreamcast, Phantasy Star Online innovated when it brought unique, online gaming to consoles. The sequel is only listed as a PC title for now, but with Vita and smart phone applications popping up in Japan, it’d be safe to assume we’ll be able to play at least a couple of mobile releases.
If you don’t know much about the game, you can head over to Sega’s official website to see the trailer.
Does this news get you excited to play PSO2? Do you think there will be a large enough western audience? Let us know what you think about the game in the comments below!