Phantasy Star Online 2 create demo coming April 5th, have new screens while you wait

Are you excided to hear that Phantasy Star Online 2 is going totally free to play? Do you want to try the game now and see how your PC will run it? Well, SEGA is setting up a ‘create demo’ for us Phantasy Star Online fiends that cannot wait much longer. There will be a demo released on April 5th, via the game’s official website, so mark your calendars. This demo will allow you to create a character, which you will be able to play as later when the game goes open beta. It also comes with a benchmark functionality to see if your PC is up to snuff.

If that wasn’t all, there have a been a ton of screenshots released… including the first smart phone screens! There are also some with new weapons and a new boss from the PC closed beta. Exciting.


7 responses to “Phantasy Star Online 2 create demo coming April 5th, have new screens while you wait

  1. pso2love says:

    Do you like what you see? then do head over and tell SEGA!

    Tell your friends! The more we show interest in this game in the USA, the better the chance we will see it soon, plus better content. 🙂

    Looking forward to playing with you all. 😀

  2. Sharky says:

    Don’t worry, this WILL come West. I’m so sure of it I’d bet my left testicle on it. (the better of the two)

    What I really want to know if is Sega West can keep the updates coming as fast as Sega East.

    • ezodagrom says:

      I’m really worried about that, SEGA US have an history of handling the online Phantasy Star games badly, as seen with PSO BB and PSU.
      If there’s no english announcement by the time PSO2 is released on Japan, I think I’ll just play in the Japanese servers.

    • SeanNOLA says:

      I’m less confident now that I know its Free-to-Play. F2P games seem to have a tough time crossing the Pacific in a timely manner – for example, SD Gundam Capsule Fighters took 5 years to see a US release.

      Part of it is just that in order to make a F2P service look marketable, you need to have data that says “this service generated this much revenue in a market of this size over this time period” and in order to do that, the game needs to be up and running for a while – at LEAST a year.

      Don’t get me wrong: I want it here too, but I also think that investing in some Japanese lessons might be a more realistic approach.

  3. SeanNOLA says:

    Did anybody else notice the XBOX-style X and Y buttons on some of these screenshots?

    • ezodagrom says:

      That’s because the PC supports the XBox 360 controller, which is pretty much the current standard when it comes to PC controllers.
      In the alpha 2 there was options for keyboard+mouse buttons in the UI, XBox 360 controller buttons, PS3 controller buttons and numbered buttons (for older controllers like the logitech rumblepad).

  4. sonicplayer says:

    this is great news, now I’ll be able to truly find out if I like this game

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *