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    Those waiting years and years to play Phantasy Star Online 2 in an official format on PC won't have to wait much longer. Following the release of the Xbox One version of the game, SEGA has announced that the PC version will be releasing at the end of May. Though, despite previously announcing that Phantasy Star Online 2 would be available on Steam, it has been confirmed as a Microsoft Store exclusive, where it will have crossplay with the Xbox One version.

    :arrow: Source: GBAtemp Press Inbox
     
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  3. masagrator

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    Took them long enough
     
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    Too bad it ain't on Steam.
     
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    pirating it is than!
     
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    And there goes my interest. I'm not installing the ad-ridden windows 10 os or store to play this game.

    I played it back in 2012 with the english interface patch, and the game was pretty fun. The cross promotions with the music industry in Japan, as SEGA does, were also pretty amusing. Didn't understand a lick of the story or what most of the quests actually wanted, but just turned in the items requested. I'll wait for it to fail on PC before they open it up, at which point I'll give it a go.
     
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    It's so odd that PSO 2 is a Microsoft store exclusive, but Halo MCC isn't. You'd think it'd be the other way around...

    Also, I forgot I owned Minecraft on my Microsoft account. I just now remember buying it like 2 or 3 years ago for 60 cents off some shady key site. Fucking hell they added a ton of micro transaction cosmetic shit to that game.
     
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    It's a free MMO lol.
     
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    Is a shame the last offline Phantasy Star game was ages ago.

    I think it was for the PSP Vita?

    Ah yes Phantasy Star Nova.

    Sadly it never had an official English release.
     
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    only 7 years longer than their planned release date (early 2013)
     
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    Right. More time to spent on the JP server, which I spent close to one thousand hour
     
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    It might be because it's crossplay with xbox. You can buy ingame currency directly on the microsoft store and access it on either the PC or the Xbox version, so it's probably related to that.
     
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    i'm still not using the crappy windows store. :P
     
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    Why?? Will be free to play, besides will have xbox achievements
     
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    I hope they do this game justice this was the main reason I bought my Dreamcast back in the day.. sad that this IP never mature into a power house damn you Sega
     
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    I have it for xbox one x, I just need to finish playing rise of tomb raider so I can remove to grant more hard drive space to install it.
     
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    Bizarre that PS was the launch platform for it's native release, but it will be the last one to get an 'official' translation.

    I occassionally still dip into the Vita version, thanks to the work of the team at https://arks-layer.com/
     
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    Not really that fussy. I'll probably give it a go. My Windows uses the same account as my Xbox so I don't really care if it's on the MS Store or Steam.
     
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    It has done quite well in Japan and Asia. Not so well in the rest of the World.
     
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    Yeah this was huge when I was a kid bigger then Final Fantasy Dragon Quest and so on today no one really knows it except for older generations
     
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