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Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis launches June 9 on Xbox Series X|S and PC

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Trailer Screenshot
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Trailer Screenshot (Image credit: SEGA | YouTube)

What you need to know

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 is a supremely popular online RPG that has dominated in Japan for many years now.
  • The MMO RPG game recently came to the west for the first time ever as an Xbox and PC exclusive.
  • Now, the next stage of Phantasy Star Online 2 is about to begin with the release of the massive New Genesis update.
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis releases for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on June 9, 2021.

The Phantasy Star Online franchise has dominated as a Japanese MMO RPG for over two decades now, and SEGA is preparing to begin the next stage of Phantasy Star Online 2 with the absolutely massive New Genesis update. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis officially has a release date, and launches on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and Windows PCs on June 9, 2021. There's also a new English-narrated intro trailer to break down some of the features of Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis for new and returning players.

In case you missed it, SEGA shocked the world by announcing that Phantasy Star Online 2 was finally coming to the west, but as an Xbox console exclusive. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is still an Xbox console exclusive here in the west, and will also launch on PC through the Microsoft Store, Steam, and Epic Games Store on June 9. Japan will get its own PlayStation and PC launch of Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently available as a free-to-play game on Xbox consoles. If you're an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, you also may have enjoyed exclusive PSO2 perks and content for being subscribed. The New Genesis update will add a ton of new content, overhauled visuals, and so much more when it launches on June 9. Bear in mind PSO2 will have to go down for maintenance for a few hours before the update fully goes live. You can check out the official Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis website for additional information.

Because of its nearly never-ending stream of updates and newfound support on Xbox consoles, Phantasy Star Online 2 is absolutely one of the best Xbox online games around. With the huge New Genesis update, it's going to get a whole lot better.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

1 Comment
  • Took y'all long enough to bring this up. Really looking forward to this as PSO2 was loads of fun and the New Genesis beta was a great step up in graphics and mechanics.