Phantasy Star Online 2 Steam Release Confirmed!
Yes, you guys read that title correctly. According to Steam, Phantasy Star Online 2 is launching on August 5th, 2020! That’s just next week!
Players have had a lot of issues with Phantasy Star Online 2 and the awful Microsoft Store experience over the several months the game has been available on PC, but we have been promised, repeatedly, that the game is going to be launching on to “additional platforms” some time “in the future.” While they never confirmed what platforms those were specifically, it turns out Steam, which is one of the platforms players were hoping for, is where we’re going to be receiving the game first.
According to Steam, Phantasy Star Online 2 already has its own Steam page set up, although the game isn’t available to download via the Steam client yet, again, with the game rolling out on August 5th.
The official PSO2 website also made a blog post making note of this including the rewards players will be able to earn for logging in and playing the game via Steam.
The Steam release will coincide with their Episode 4 update, which will bring a ton of new story content, and additionally players to the game now that it’s launching onto a platform players actually want to play the game on.