Phantasy Star Online Getting More PC Platforms “Soon;” Episode 4 Coming in August

Today Sega revealed a couple of interesting details about the western version of Phantasy Star Online 2 including the promise of more PC platforms "soon."

Phantasy Star Online 2

Today Sega revealed a couple of interesting details about the western version of Phantasy Star Online 2.

First of all, we get a trailer, which is the same ol’ Episode 4 trailer that we saw all the way back in 2016, when the expansion was released in Japan. The iconic one featuring the Yamato that most veteran fans of the game will be familiar with.

In case you missed it back then, you can check it out at the bottom of the post. 

This segways, of course, into the fact that Episode 4 is coming west this August.  Episode 5 will come before the end of the third quarter of 2020 (which means likely in September), and Episode 6 will follow in Q4.

The second detail is that “more PC platforms” are coming “soon.” The wording is plural, and possibly indicates that the game is coming to more storefront than just Steam.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently available in the west for Xbox One and PC for Windows 10.

That being said, Phil Spencer himself went on record mentioning that the game will likely make it to other platforms, even if no further information was shared on that topic.

In the meanwhile, Sega launched the sixth expansion on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Japan, where the game is still going strong, enough to get a physical release. You can also watch a recent trailer showing a new class and more content coming to the Japanese version. It’s likely that the same stuff will show up in the western version as well, at some point. 

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.