PSO2: New Genesis Global Release Date Revealed
Yes, in a surprising Tweet made yesterday, it turns out Sega’s highly anticipated Anime MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis has a confirmed release date! Not only for its global Closed Beta test, but also for its official global launch!
According to the Tweet,
“We’re excited to confirm that PSO2 NEW GENESIS will be launching this June!~
This and so much more was confirmed as part of our ‘Prologue 3’ livestream early this morning~ Missed it? The stream is available to view now on our YouTube channel!”
It’s gone on to receive thousands of Likes and Retweets since, with players exclaiming their excitement that they’re finally going to have another new MMORPG to play. And not just any MMO: This is something players have been eagerly anticipating for the better half of a year by this point as PSO2: New Genesis is a drastic departure from the franchise, providing massively overhauled graphics, combat and providing larger zones for players to explore (comparatively to its traditional linear environments,) and allowing for significantly expanded party play, allowing for many additional players to occupy the same world even when not partied with the player.
PSO2: New Genesis Global Closed Beta
Pre-registration for PSO2: New Genesis’ upcoming global Closed Beta runs from 04/21 10:00AM PDT until the end of the Closed Beta test. Yes, you can register at any point from now until the Beta tests’ conclusion. The Closed Beta test in question will begin on 05/14 at 6:00PM and last until 05/16 at 7:00PM PDT.
How do I apply?
Good question. According to the PSO2: NGS website:
The PSO2: NGS Closed Beta Test will be available to play after downloading the close beta test from the “Xbox Insider Hub” on Windows 10 or Xbox. You will receive a chance to participate in the closed beta when you become an Insider Program member.
Installing the App on Windows 10 (PC)
1. The Xbox Insider Hub can be installed from the Microsoft Store.
2. Press the “Start” button, type “store”, and select “Microsoft Store”.
3. Select “Search”, type “insider”, and select “Xbox Insider Hub”.
4. Select “Get” or “Install”.
Opening the App
1. Press the “Start” button.
2. Select “Xbox Insider Hub” from the list of apps, or type “insider” in the search box and select “Xbox Insider Hub”.
Joining the Closed Beta Test
1. After launching the Xbox Insider Hub, select “preview” on the left-hand side of the screen, and open the “PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS -Closed Beta-” from within the preview.
2. Join the “PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS -Closed Beta-”.
3. Click “join” to access the store link and download the “PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS -Closed Beta-” insider build.
4. When the download is complete you will be able to connect to the game.
If you accept the early sign-up on the Xbox Insider Hub app, it will show as “joined” on the Xbox Insider Hub app for registered members.