Phantasy Star Online 2 Open Beta Kicks Off This Week


Sega have announced the date for when Phantasy Star Online 2’s open beta will kick off—June 21st, at 4PM JST. Producer, Satoshi Sakai, says that the game will temporarily be taken offline in preparation for the open beta. You can download the game here.


Sakai also reports that this past weekend saw a new record for the highest number of simultaneous players connecting to the game—41,500 connections on Saturday.


The open beta will allow you to get to level 30. Barring any serious problems, Phantasy Star Online 2 is scheduled for a full launch sometime this summer. The game will be free-to-play with various payment options for unlocking features like My Room, My Shop, and additional items for character customization.

Ishaan Sahdev
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