• A Few Tidbits of PSO2 Info

    We're all stuck playing the waiting game as we jump at any tiny bit of information or news on Phantasy Star Online 2. Well, a little bit of info came to light recently. Don't jump too high, though! We may have a few more months to go before real news starts to surface.

    From the most recent issue of Dengeki Games and via the news site Shougai PSO, an interview with Producer Sakai, Senior Director Terada and Director Suganuma has shed a little more light on PSO2

    • Development of PSO2 has been running alongside PSP2 Infinity, so the game is further along in development than some people likely think.
    • Some kind of announcement may be made around the end of April, during the finals of the Infinity Grand Prix.
    • PSO2 will not be set in either Ragol or Gurhal. Instead, look forward to an even larger setting with numerous planets as indicated by the game's logo.

    And... that's all for now. It's not much to work with, but it's definitely a start. Join in the discussion of this news in this thread!

    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Vintasticvin's Avatar
      Vintasticvin -
      Same here I'll be looking foward to the podcast myself.
    1. Gintoki-kun's Avatar
      Gintoki-kun -
      Hm? Not taking place in Ragol or Gurahl,awesome.Let see what do Podcast will say.
    1. BIG OLAF's Avatar
      BIG OLAF -
      This is exactly what I wanted. A brand-new location. However, I expect those PSO fanboy purist crybabies to kick and scream at least a little due to this news.
    1. Ovada's Avatar
      Ovada -
      lol, I'm very curious of the timeline in this project. What do you think, Olaf? Do you think it runs parallel to the other PSO/PSU games?
    1. BIG OLAF's Avatar
      BIG OLAF -
      I think it's going to come after PSU, just as PSU came after PSO (don't think that's confirmed, but it's what I believe). So far, I think every Phantasy Star game has been in chronological order (except PSIII, and PSP2i), so I'm sure they'll continue to do that.
    1. Ovada's Avatar
      Ovada -
      I wonder when Rykros will pop up, lol
    1. BIG OLAF's Avatar
      BIG OLAF -
      It may, or may not. Rykros never showed up in the old PS games until PSIV, and then didn't pop up again until PSU.
    1. MillyB's Avatar
      MillyB -
      Bring on April!
    1. NoiseHERO's Avatar
      NoiseHERO -
      Took the words right out of my mouth... Thank god it won't be a pso clone-sequel. Still waiting on gameplay though, don't want a console version of PSZ's gameplay. @[email protected];
    1. DieannaKill's Avatar
      DieannaKill -
      Well this bit of info is better then no info at all
    1. Dongra's Avatar
      Dongra -
      The only complaint I have as a "PSO fanboy purist" is about the expanded location. I'm all for new and more locations where you actually do some dungeon crawling; however, I'm hoping this doesn't mean a further expanded lobby system. I prefer a centralized lobby like in PSO, as it made finding friends and games simple, over the enormous amounts of rarely used lobbies that they had in PSU.
    1. Mike's Avatar
      Mike -
      Coral perhaps.
    1. Rukyius's Avatar
      Rukyius -
      I like the sound of "look forward to an even larger setting with numerous planets"
    1. RenzokukenZ's Avatar
      RenzokukenZ -
      Well, the only info we had of PSO2 straight from SEGA was that it would be 'somewhat like PSZ' so who knows, you may not be that far off.
    1. Lunariancrystal's Avatar
      Lunariancrystal -
      PSU people are so silly.
    1. zandra117's Avatar
      zandra117 -
      Since its called Phantasy Star Online 2 I would think that it's still somewhat directly linked to the PSO story and not in another universe. Maybe we will finally find out what happened to Pioneer 3?
      Or maybe PSO2 is only the temporary in-development title and the game is actually Phantasy Star Eternal Planets?
    1. zandra117's Avatar
      zandra117 -
      RubyEclypse said that and I dont think he meant it in that way. I believe that with those words he meant that Sonicteam proved that they know what the PSO fans really enjoy when they released PSZ, so he trusts that they will make PSO2 live up to its name. RubyEclypse probably only knows just about as much as all of us when it comes to PSO2.
    1. MillyB's Avatar
      MillyB -
      PSO people are so silly. Outdated much?
    1. RenzokukenZ's Avatar
      RenzokukenZ -
      Or PSU2 lol
    1. DAMASCUS's Avatar
      DAMASCUS -
      Maybe they'll finally discover Cobol!! Dark Falz is on the move! Battleship Yamato has been unearthed! BSG fans rejoice! It could happen..
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