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'Phantasy Star Online 2' heads to Steam August 5th

  • Jan 21

    We have been waiting so long for PSO two to come out at the West -- eight decades now -- that it's interesting that you chose to launch it here first on Xbox One. It's interesting, since the Xbox One is basically in the previous year of its lifetime as Microsoft transitions to the Xbox collection X. Can you launch on Xbox One because you knew the Xbox Series X will be backward-compatible, and that individuals would be able to carry their advancement over to another console? Or did Microsoft approach you because they're hungrier for articles than Sony is to get the PlayStation 4?

    'Phantasy Star Online 2' heads to Steam August 5th

    Now, to finish off our show, we turn our attention to Phantasy Star Online 2, that recently arrived at the West two decades following the release of the Dreamcast first -- and eight long years after PSO 2's release in Japan. Western audiences frequently wondered if the match could come to North America at all, however Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently available from the West on Xbox One and Windows PC. This update has been released in lieu of a brand new episode to bring the 8-year-old graphics engine current, worldwide. Details about New Genesis are light at the moment, but Sega says it's going to reveal more from the Tokyo Game Show timeframe after this season.

    Meanwhile, we recently talked to Yuji Nakazawa, PSO two North America producer, in regards to the game's long-awaited arrival from the West. Polygon: Please introduce yourself and on your own words explain your role on the PSO two team. Yuji Nakazawa: My name is Yuji Nakazawa, and I'm part of Sega's No. 3 development group and I am the producer of the North American release of PSO two -- and I worked as the liaison with various teams to the development of the North American version. I've been on and off of this group. I started using Phantasy Star Universe in Japan and then also [functioned on] the launch of the North American Xbox version of PSU.