PSO2 Producer Satoshi Sakai sat down with fans recently to discuss the upcoming open BETA for Phantasy Star Online 2, as well as the final game, which is expected to launch in Japan this summer. They also revealed the stats of the last closed beta, and revealed that another closed BETA may be in order before they can continue with the open BETA. The stats for the closed BETA are as follows:
- 147,000 CBT Client Downloads
- 131,000 people participated in the Beta.
- Average of 63,000 people login a day.
- 23,500 simultaneous connections.
The open BETA will introduce some new features to players. Players will now be able to level their characters ups to level 30, and will be able to unlock a new hard mode after level 20. The BETA will also include a new area, a hostile desert world called Liliipa. Liliipa will be filled with darkers, dangerous robots and feature a darker boss called Gwanahda. The BETA will also feature a story quest that takes on Liliipa.
Details were also revealed regarding the final game. Eight different weapon types will be featured, including the double saber and knuckle weapons. The final game will also include another new area, Frozen Soil on the planet Naberius, and another unnamed mechanical area that was revealed at the end of the fan briefing.
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