Despite hyping me up and making me feel like everything was right with the world, SEGA has dashed my hopes once again.

Announced on Twitter, the long-awaited MMO has finally come Westward, but it will not be launching in Europe for the foreseeable future.

“PSO2 is finally making its western debut in North America on Xbox One in Spring 2020,” SEGA announced. “Regarding an EMEA release, there’s nothing to confirm right now. We understand it’s frustrating, but when we have more news to share, we will.”

As a fan of Phantasy Star, I can’t say I’m just disappointed. For those who’ve been waiting for this MMO to reach Europe. Well, we’ll be waiting a little longer.


I love Phantasy Star Online, I adore it. But the game’s sequel has been trapped in Japan with horrible latency for years. Now, it’s coming westward thanks to a partnership with Xbox and Microsoft Azure. We’re finally getting it: Phantasy Star Online 2, baby!

For those who enjoy the Japanese exclusive RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2 will be a cross-platform title on Xbox One. Those who play on PC can play with console owners and vice-versa.

Using the power of Microsoft Azure, expect great latency and stellar performance. With the game available on everything from the PSVita to the Nintendo Switch back over in Japan, the game already looks fantastic on Xbox One consoles.