Now that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be available on Steam, the official Phantasy Star Online 2 blog created an extremely in-depth post on how to properly link accounts. Originally only available through the Microsoft Store, you can now try your hand at it on through a whole new platform. However, if you’ve already sunk a sizable amount of time into Phantasy Star Online 2 through either the Windows 10 or Xbox version of the game, you’ll want to follow the steps exactly.
One of the biggest warnings in the post itself is that creating a character or player ID on a new platform is irreversible. If you’ve already done this, you will not be able to link your accounts.
If you’re a Steam user and would like to link your account from the Windows client (through the Xbox app) or the Xbox One, you will need to locate the Support Menu from the Windows 10 or Xbox One version of Phantasy Star Online 2. Then select the option to issue an account linking code. This code will only be valid for fifteen minutes. The window will look like the one displayed below.
After launching Phantasy Star Online 2 for Steam for the first time, select your ship and enter your account linking code. This code can only be used when setting up your account on a new platform for the first time. As mentioned before, if you have already created a character or player ID through Steam, you will not be able to link your accounts.
Once this is all said and done, you can now play Phantasy Star Online 2 through Steam, Windows 10, or the Xbox One with the same data.
While Phantasy Star Online 2 may have just released in North America, the developers have already mentioned that they plan on implementing at least eight years worth of content throughout the course of 2020.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is available for the Xbox One and the PC via Windows 10.