Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Release Date and Overhaul Info!
We all enjoy Phantasy Star Online 2, right? Of course we do. But one thing I know a lot of people can agree on is the fact that the game, although it still holds up well graphically, looks pretty dated. Both the graphical style, and the UI.
Well, Sega and Microsoft aim to remedy that – sooner than you might think! Earlier today at the Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft went ahead and debuted a brand new trailer for PSO2 titled “Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.” No, that’s not the title of an expansion or a new DLC.
Or, perhaps I don’t think it is. See the official PSO2 Twitter went on to state “Today, during Microsoft’s #XboxGamesShowcase, we proudly announced a brand-new title in the #PSO2 series, PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS!” – if you didn’t catch that, they list it’s a “brand new title” in the PSO2 series.
However, the official PSO2 Youtube channel had this in their description: The latest entry in the PSO2 series, PSO2: NGS was announced at Microsoft’s Online Conference, the Xbox Games Showcase, on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Celebrating PSO’s 20th anniversary, PSO2: NGS is the latest entry in the series, updating PSO2’s game system and graphics engine. We’re planning to release this update on a global scale, including Japan and North America.” – “updating PSO2’s game system and graphics engine” and “we’re planning to release this update.”
Those are fairly contradicting statements to make, and as such the community is highly confused as to what it means for PSO2. Are we getting an update? Are we getting an entirely new game? Judging from what I saw in the trailer itself, I feel as though this is a complete overhaul to the original PSO2 title, and I’m definitely excited for it.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Release Date?
Now, when is the Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis release date? According to the trailer, the official Twitter, and Microsoft themselves, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will be launching in 2021. When specifically in 2021 is unknown, but that’s as good as a release date as we have right now.