Phantasy Star Online 2 now available on Xbox One, coming to PC through the Windows Store in May

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What you need to know

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 is an MMO coming to the west for the first time.
  • It's available right now on Xbox One.
  • The PC version is exclusive to the Windows Store and is set to release sometime in May.

At E3 2019, Sega surprised the world by announcing it was bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to the west. Phantasy Star Online 2 is an MMO that first released back in 2012 in Asia. Phantasy Star Online 2 is now available on Xbox One and is coming to PC on the Windows Store sometime in May. When it arrives on PC, it'll support full cross-play between the Xbox One and PC versions.

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Right now, it appears the PC version will be exclusive to the Windows Store. Phantasy Star Online 2 is a free-to-play MMO, though there are also in-game purchases and different bundles available. We'll provide an update when an exact release date for the PC version is announced.

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  • This is awesome. I don't necessarily approve of exclusives, but I'm glad to see AAA games beginning to fill the Windows Store.
  • I'm confused, I've been playing this game for a few weeks and I wasn't a part of the beta.
  • I think it was still in a form of early access or it just came out of that state a few weeks ago. I remember hearing it was a Game Pass related access.
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone justify exclusivity here, when everyone criticises it from Epic.
  • Does this have keyboard support for Xbox?
  • PC When?!?!?!? its May!!! Played Phantasy Star Online back on Dreamcast and loved the game. was sooo disappointed that 2 wasn't released in the States when it came out. was so hyped when i heard that it was finally being released, lil bummed that it came out on the console first don't know why it wasn't on both at the same time, kinda dumb if ya ask me. But really WHEN will we get to play it on PC??