Phantasy Star Online 2 is Xbox One X Enhanced, supports 4K resolution

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What you need to know

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally coming to Xbox One.
  • The closed beta can be pre-loaded right now.
  • It will feature cross-play and supports 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
  • It is expected to release on Xbox One this year.

Recently, we reported that Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 made an appearance on Xbox's E3 2019 stage with the announcement that the beloved title was coming to Xbox One. It makes its way to the West for the first time with all content entirely free to play.

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There's a closed beta taking place soon, and you can pre-load it already through the Microsoft Store. However, the biggest news from the closed beta announcement was that the game is Xbox One X Enhanced and supports 4K resolution on the system. It's unclear what the frame rate is at the moment, but we're going to guess 30 frames per second (FPS) because it's a third-person action title. Usually, third-person action games run at 30 FPS and not 60 FPS on Xbox One X.

Are you excited about Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to Xbox One? Will you play it or play the closed beta? Let us know. We're really excited because it's an absolute phenomenon in the East, and we're curious to find out what the hype's about! The game should exit beta on Xbox One on April 15, and the PC release should be exclusive to the Microsoft Store, so keep that in mind.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • How did they manage to do cross play when ESO says they cannot???
  • I've been waiting for this game to come to the west since 2013. Back then, I thought it would come to the PS Vita. Glad Microsoft partnered with them and brought the game to the west, since original plans of doing so were apparently dead and buried.
  • If only 'the west' didn't just mean 'the far west' as they skip over Europe entirely
  • Shame it isn't coming to Europe 😞