The long awaited Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is almost there! The highly anticipated online action RPG will launch globally on June 9 for Xbox One and PC. It will also be playable on Xbox Series X | S via backward compatibility.
But what about the latest generation PlayStation 5 or PS4?
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis launches on PlayStation?
Fantastic Star Online 2 launched on Xbox One and PC in May 2020 in North America. So far, the game has not arrived on PlayStation outside of Japan.
Its improved successor, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, was first revealed during the Xbox Games Showcase. However, the game will also launch for PlayStation 4 (and Nintendo Switch) in Japan on June 9 as well.
Therefore PSO2: NGS is technically not an Xbox exclusive worldwide. But so far, it hasn’t been announced for the PS5 or PS4 in the West.
The reason has not been announced, but it is possible that Microsoft has entered into some sort of timed exclusivity agreement for Xbox and PC.
PSO2: Will NGS eventually arrive on PS5 or PS4 in the US?
So far nothing has been announced for the PS5 or PS4, so I can only speculate. Given that PSO2: NGS is launching on other consoles in Japan, I think it will make its way to PlayStation consoles in the US at some point. The question is when?
E3 is approaching, so it’s possible that some sort of announcement will be made at that time. But all we can do now is sit down and wait. But it would be strange for SEGA to jump on a console as popular as the PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 4.
What is Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis?
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a free action RPG. It is essentially an improved sequel to Fantastic Star Online 2, featuring a vast open world, enhanced character models with a powerful creation engine, a redesigned graphics engine, new multi-weapon systems and capabilities, and an action-oriented combat system. PSO2: NGS will work in unison with PSO2, with players able to move easily between the two games.