SEGA have revealed some details of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, a game that was unveiled during Microsoft's recent Xbox Games Showcase event. The title was a surprise to everyone and there was a lot of confusion as to what exactly it was - a reskin of PSO2 or a brand new game. Here's the bullet points straight from SEGA.
- "Worldview", "Game System", "Graphics Engine", and "Character Creation" have all been completely redesigned.
- PSO2: NGS features an open world game system, with an updated battle system to take advantage of the new, persistent world.
- Players can move back and forth between "PSO2: NGS" and "PSO2" on the same PSO2 account!
- Empowered by a new graphics engine, "Character Creation" will offer more customization options than ever before. Players can also bring their character created in "PSO2: NGS" to the world of "PSO2". Also, players can share their character data well as lobby actions that obtained in "PSO2" to "PSO2: NGS".
The game actually takes place 1000 years after the current Phantasy Star Online 2 world and events have taken place, but despite that, there will be some back and forth capabilities for players of both games including some cosmetics, character items and more.
Co-Op play will be the same four player party system, but larger battles can contain up to three parties working together for a 12 player co-op experience. Nice! In case you missed it, here's the teaser trailer below.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is slated to release on PC and Xbox One sometime in 2021.