What was supposed to be online earlier today was the first public test of Phantasy Star Universe, but Sega is delaying the public beta until this weekend. To get access to the beta you need to log on with an Xbox Live Gold account and start downloading. While you need a gold account to play the beta you only need a silver account to play the final version. What can you do in the short test? Check below to find out.

Create Your Character – Construct the perfect avatar with the robust Character Creation tool that enables players to change their character’s body shape and dimensions, hairstyle and color, facial structure and features, and more!

 

Meet New People – Head out to the lobby and meet new people! Visit various shops for weapons, clothing and other items and then join or create a squad to embark on missions with new friends.

 

Explore the Universe – With three expansive planets to explore, discover the adventures that lie ahead on Parum, Neudaiz, and Moatoob.

 

My Room – Create your personal online space by adding items and elements from your adventures, and decorating your My Room with various themes and wallpaper. In here, your Partner Machinery is able to create new weapons and items for you to use in battle, trade with friends, or sell for a profit. Players can also exchange Partner Cards and visit friends in their My Room!

 

Customize Your Look – Head to one of the various Clothing or Parts shops located across the Universe and outfit your character with the newest styles.

 

Try Different Job Types – Speak to the Guardian Representative located on the fifth floor of the Guardian’s Colony to freely change between the three class types: Hunter, Ranger, and Force.

 

Create and Sell Items – Craft items from the base materials you find during your adventures using your Partner Machinery. You can even sell these items within player-run Shops!

 

That’s a lot to do between the beta’s release and closing on October 18.

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