• Phantasy Star Universe Xbox 360 Servers to be Shutdown on September 7th

    Edward, a Sega GM, announced today that the Phantasy Star Universe Xbox 360 servers will be shutdown on September 7th. The reason cited for the shutdown was the level of support that could be provided for Phantasy Star Universe Xbox 360 servers while Sega prepares to release new games. Once the servers have been shutdown, only the single player version of the game will be available. Players with an active Guardians license will have their subscription refunded on a pro-rated basis following the shutdown.

    You can discuss this news in this on-going forum thread.
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Cyrusnagisa's Avatar
      Cyrusnagisa -
      Not a nice way to really think about it, it was the only online PS game we had except PSP2, sad to see it go.....
    1. cowgoboom18's Avatar
      cowgoboom18 -
      really this game is good and has plenty of support i think they just want it to go so they can make more money on the new game
    1. psyconinja117's Avatar
      psyconinja117 -
      I think they should kep it going, I know plenty of people that love the online of psu, and don't want it to go away.
    1. MyTea's Avatar
      MyTea -
      will there be an offline episode 3?
    1. Ovada's Avatar
      Ovada -
      It's okay- after Infinity, I haven't really looked back at any other game.
      I met a lot of good people through this game, I look forward to playing PSO2 and meeting them alllll over again~
    1. rockx2886's Avatar
      rockx2886 -
      they might as well just shut it down now...bums...this game has been part of me for along time and they wanna end? smh sega what the hell are you guys thinking?
    1. Rootsuki's Avatar
      Rootsuki -
      In all honesty, I did have a great time on the 360 psu, met plenty of kool and stupid people, but the game just started getting annoying. People were acting as if the game was a dating site. Hence it's other nick name: PSUHarmony. Plus there were lots of content we were missing that the JP servers had forever and we were somewhat just starting to get them. It was little by little though. It's seems like they didn't take the 360 version seriously. I'm also aware that there wasn't enough people playing for them to make much of a profit, and everyone needs money. It was a great game, but I think this is for the best.
    1. DayDreamer's Avatar
      DayDreamer -
      Hopefully this is a sign of the western release of pso2.
    1. Overlord Zenon's Avatar
      Overlord Zenon -
      Only issue I have atm, PSO2 has NO console aside Vita (which isnt a console, but a handheld) so why ditch PSU? its still bringing in cash flow, so im confused, your still making a profit from it, but lets shut it down?
    1. cowgoboom18's Avatar
      cowgoboom18 -
      i don't understand your post are you for it or agents it being shutdown
    1. slave2pso's Avatar
      slave2pso -
      Meh, good riddance I say. Who'd want to play with those juvenile idiots over XBOX Live, anyway. The PC/PS2 servers were a much more amicable community.
    1. NitroPenguinz's Avatar
      NitroPenguinz -
      Ah... I met so many nice people on Psu. Like everybody i met was nice, and i only met assholes sometimes. I played for two years. If it werent for my one friend who recommended the demo to me, i wouldnt even be here. While he and many of my other friends who i got playing Psu have stopped, i havent. While i am getting sick of Psu's combat system because its absolutely horrible, I still like going on, talking with some people, sharing memories and stories, etc. Honestly, to me, this game will be missed. I felt truly sad when I heard this news, as Psu is one of my all-time favorite games, suppose it is time to move on, as this game has spanned for 6 great years. Cant wait to relive all these new memories in Pso2. So yea, we will see what Sega has in store for us. =]
    1. NitroPenguinz's Avatar
      NitroPenguinz -
      You know its those bratty little 12 year old's. And all those pissed-off CoD fanboys, who always rage when they die. And also the annoying Bf3 vs CoD vs Halo war everyone bitches about. Other than that it is just fine, just depends on what games you play.
    1. Gun96's Avatar
      Gun96 -
      They didnt even have to shut them down. Sega could've just made the game f2p instead. And i really miss the pc servers. Had a lot of good memories on there. In fact why not just put PSU on Steam? Sega,over these past years, have been making weird business decisions.
    1. JCGamer's Avatar
      JCGamer -
      about time they did it. but now we worry about the psu player coming to the jp server and hope they keep quite. plus side that note that not only reason why pulling the plug for the game. but not gonna say dam thing about it. JUST HOPE FOR THE SAKE OF US PLAYER to learn to be cool and be nice and don't start no trouble in jp server if they do come to join the PC JP server
    1. Kevin PSO's Avatar
      Kevin PSO -
      I think it's time Sega returns PSO to consoles now that the inferior PSU is over on Xbox 360. A f2p PSO2 on both Xbox 360 and PS3 would bring in a lot of players and ultimately an MMO's lifespan is determined by how populated it is. It's in their hands now and hopefully they'll make the smart choice.
    1. Overlord Zenon's Avatar
      Overlord Zenon -
      well its not like PSO2 can force people to pay to play it, theres the flaw in their logic, why shut down a game thats still bringing in revenue, from a business standpoint, and sega isnt doing well these days finacially, they need all the money they can get
    1. Overlord Zenon's Avatar
      Overlord Zenon -
      I have to agree, though I know a guy whos working on a server for the PC/PS2 versions, thats all I can say
    1. Cloud Strife's Avatar
      Cloud Strife -
      I logged in just to post to this. F**k MMO's, I wasted 4 years of my life on PSU. I stopped playing a while ago for obvious reasons, it's about time that its dead. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to catch up after those 4 years of monotony on awesome games I missed out on...goodbye MMO community.
    1. NitroPenguinz's Avatar
      NitroPenguinz -
      and good riddance
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