• English PC/PS2 PSU Servers Closing March 31, 2010

    Right on the heels of Tuesday's MAG+ announcement comes some saddening news for the local PC/PS2 Phantasy Star Universe servers. GM Edward posted on the official forum that the English PC/PS2 servers will be closing Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Next week's update on January 29 will be the PC/PS2 version's final update.

    As of January 29, 2010, no new PC/PS2 subscriptions will be available for purchase, however any players who are subscribed as of that time will be able to continue playing for free for the remaining two months until service is ended. Keep in mind that this applies only to the PC/PS2 version of Phantasy Star Universe. The Xbox 360 version will continue to be supported with future content updates.

    PSOW user Artea has created a thread detailing this news. Feel free to join the discussion to share your memories of the game's past or vent your frustrations (responsibly, of course).

    RIP English PC/PS2 PSU

    October 24, 2006 - March 31, 2010

    Comments 53 Comments
    1. Dhylec's Avatar
      Dhylec -
      It was fun while it lasted. RIP PC/PS2 PSU.
    1. Neith's Avatar
      Neith -
      Amazed the servers lasted this long, the game had been dead for months. Even though I played since launch, I don't really feel sad that the servers are closing- PSU was a very mixed bag for me so I'm pretty unphased.
      Still, R.I.P. PC/PS2 PSU.
    1. Max B's Avatar
      Max B -
      It has been said that there is a suprise for the Pso series seeing as its the 10th year.
    1. kojikatsuya's Avatar
      kojikatsuya -
      Wow, that sucks. I haven't been playing as long as most of the people here, but I do enjoy PSU and made a lot of friends here. Well, if any PS2/PC players are looking for help, I'll do my best to get you up there in time for MAG+
    1. Mike's Avatar
      Mike -
      March 31st? That's some short notice.
    1. Macman's Avatar
      Macman -
      I never was much on PSU, but knowing the people who do play on those platforms won't be able to go online soon kind of depresses me.
      Who knows, maybe this will give rise to an alternative to recoup the player's losses.
    1. zandra117's Avatar
      zandra117 -
      I can see this as a positive thing. Now that they will be focusing entirely on the 360 there is a JP PSU community there that share servers with us. I'm expecting massive updates to come. Plus there will be a fair amount of people moving to the 360 side from pc/ps2 and the server population will increase. Now if Sega can get PSU into the 360 Games on Demand feature then the game will be booming again.
    1. ROCKSTEPH's Avatar
      If only it was the day after... Oh well
    1. BWS-1's Avatar
      BWS-1 -
      Already 10 years; it feels like yesterday as well as ''another life ago'' that I haven't played or even desired to play PSO/PSU. And just like last time with DCver2, I come back just in time... for the funerals.
      Can't wait to see what they are bringing us in March... PSP2 US/EU release maybe? I'd rather not hope too much.
    1. Imatron_'s Avatar
      Imatron_ -
      Well, think SEGA will give our freinds on the PS2 versions a break and give them a way to transfer their data over to the 360 servers? It would be great if SEGA also released the original PSU game as X Box live downloadable content, since PSU disc may be scarce in some places.
    1. MegaZoneXE's Avatar
      MegaZoneXE -
      *carries guardian licence to headquarters*
      "nice, very nice...... DiEND
    1. Ryonai's Avatar
      Ryonai -
      Wow, I knew it was coming, but still. I just recently switched from PC to Xbox and now I'm glad that I did.
    1. lostinseganet's Avatar
      lostinseganet -
      Sega....I stop playing after realizing that I was paying for a worser experience that someone else "JPN" was paying for. Sega stated that they would treat psu differently than pso. JPN was way infront of US and the EU.
    1. BIG OLAF's Avatar
      BIG OLAF -
      This is no surprise, as people have stated. Sega is simply cutting their losses. They finally realized that the handful of players' monthly subscription fee on PC/PS2 wasn't breaking even with the cost of running the server. As a 360-side player, I'll be glad to help out any migrating PC/PS2 players, Ellis Island-style.
    1. gordon/alpha999's Avatar
      gordon/alpha999 -
      lol mega
    1. gordon/alpha999's Avatar
      gordon/alpha999 -
      well people its been a great 2 years and i enjoyed it all hopefully sega wil transport our data to 360 that will be terrific now to enjoy the last months of our little server i think i was hit the most
      CYA ON PSZ PSP2 and next gen of PS !!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Deco_Bryl's Avatar
      Deco_Bryl -
      I'm so sad. *sob* PSU PS2 was my first online game. Later, I upgraded to the PC version. I had plenty of good times there. I knew this was gonna happen, but it still hit me pretty hard.

      Farewell, PSU PC/PS2. Thanks for everything. ;.;
    1. Niered's Avatar
      Niered -
      Honestly? Good riddance. I dont think its any surprise, especially to members of this site that this happened. PSU has always been the red-headed stepchild.
      We can now only pray that sega is working on a worthy successor to PSO.
    1. ErtaiClou's Avatar
      ErtaiClou -
      Short notice indeed. Good scam Sega, take the 180 day subscriptions and run.
    1. Mazarushi08's Avatar
      Mazarushi08 -
      So it finally happened lol. Ah well, see you guys at the funeral.
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