With the release of Phantasy Star Portable 2:Infinity in Japan (today) also comes news of the minimum requirements needed for the Phantasy Star Online 2 Alpha Test.
Some lucky people who get a hold of the initial shipment of PSP2:I will also receive a code inside their game case. Others who subscribe to PSO:BB and PSU in Japan can receive the code though e-mail. These people can register their code right now at http://pso2.jp/alpha.
You will need to register for a SEGA ID then use the code to log in by pressing the alpha test button in blue.
Hit the jump for the all important Minimum Requirements,
• Minimum Requirements
o Windows XP 32bit Japanese Language
o Windows Vista / 7 32bit or 64bit Japanese Language
o Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or higher
o RAM: Windows XP 1.5GB or higher
o RAM: Windows Vista / 7 2GB or higher
o HDD 8GB or higher
o NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT or similar graphics card or higher
o DirectX 9.0c or higher
o Broadband connection
NOTE: The Alpha test recommended requirements posted above will differ from the official version.
• Recruiting Dates for PSO2 Alpha Test
o 2/24/11 ~ 5/20/11 until 5PM
• Number of Participants
o 1000s of Players (More may be invited at Sega’s discretion.)
• Qualified Participants
o Participants who live in Japan and meet the recommended PC Requirements.
• Alpha Test Commencement
o The date and time for the Alpha Test will be revealed in the summer.
• Chosen Candidates
o Chosen candidates will receive e-mail after mid June.
Those are some hefty minimum requirements! I guess we can look forward to a pretty looking PSO2!
[Source: PSU BLOG]