PSO2 eventually gets a PC release next month in North America
PSO2 eventually gets a PC release next month in North America Dec 14

PSO2 eventually gets a PC release next month in North America

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The game is currently found on Xbox One, and will immediately feature cross-play when it launches on PC. A media release from Sega said that"PSO2 will make its North American debut on PC in late May, only from the Microsoft store" The game is free on both console and PC, though there are concessions and perks and the like if you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber.

The North American release includes the first few decades of game content in the Japanese launch, though it incorporates a great deal of quality-of-life and balance enhancements. Phantasy Star Online 2 was originally released in 2012, also has had longevity in Asian areas, but never made its way into the West. There were announcements of a localization, but there were delays, and then years of silence with no further news until E3 of this past year, when Microsoft and Sega dropped a trailer for the localized game. It was a huge shock at the time. "Holy crap," from the words of our Wes Fenlon.

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with a comprehensive history in strategy games. When he is not on his PC, he could be seen playing every tabletop game under sunlight. Based on my experience playing the Japanese version, Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 is a prime example of a fantastic free-to-play model. The game doesn't milk you for money around every corner. It will not lock content away or development. But that doesn't mean you won't need to spend your hard-earned money on a few in-game costumes, consumables or quality of lifestyle perks. And Sega understands that, which explains why it only announced a Creator's Pack for PSO2 called, quite appropriately, the"Sonic Collaboration Pack."

Having a selection of Sonic the Hedgehog suits, hairstyles, emotes, masks and obviously a Sonic Knucles Weapon Camo, it is obviously targeted at fans of the blue blur. But even in the event that you strip all that away, the $59.99 asking price is a value once you start taking a look at the consumables, 30-day Premium Package and stock expansions. For me personally, the most crucial value lies in these inventory and storage expansions.

While Phantasy Star Online 2 makes it effortless to ship all manner of things from the"on-person" stock to your personality and general storage vaults, you'll immediately find your default 50-item inventory space filling up rapidly -- particularly through Urgent Quests, Bonus Missions and high-level mining. You can now stock more in your character itself, and unlock an additional 250 slots to your character's expanded storage.

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