True Adventure Starts Now… in 2021
For the average Western gamer, Phantasy Star Online 2 may be pretty whatever, but in Japan, it is the most popular online RPG. It has been active since 2012 in Japan, but it only released here a couple of months ago. So, if you’re the average Western gamer, you’re going to have to join Phantasy Star Online 2 if you want to elevate your game to the average Japanese gamer’s, which you can do now. However, next year, the online RPG will be getting a revamp across the board with Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.
Let’s face it, if we want to join the upper echelons of gaming like the Japanese and South Koreans have, we’re going to have to do as they do, play as they play, and that means playing Phantasy Star Online 2. The question is, do it now or later? You could start playing now on PC or Xbox One here in the West, and join in on the sweet advanced armor-wearing, sword-wielding, and gun-blasting or you can jump in when the game gets its massive update with New Genesis. Online R&D and Sega are making New Genesis to be an entirely revamped PSO2 experience, keeping the elements and features that players like while graphics and design get a modern update.
There are currently 6 episodes to the story in PSO2. New Genesis may likely add another episode, along with its other differences, which at the moment remain unmeasured. Phantasy Star Online 2 is out now on PC and Xbox One in North America, PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in Japan, and New Genesis will be coming out in 2021 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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