Phantasy Star Online 2 and Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis arrive on PlayStation 4 in the west this August 31

Sega has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 and Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will be coming to the PlayStation 4 on August 31. They will be playable on the PlayStation 5 using its backwards compatability feature to play PS4 titles. PSO2 initially launched in the west back in 2020 on Xbox platforms and made its way to various PC storefronts shortly after. New Genesis, on the other hand, is the successor to PSO2, but shares the same client as PSO2; it received a global simultaneous release in June 2021.

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Both PSO2 and PSO2 New Genesis will be up-to-date with the latest content updates that the western versions have received. This includes the nine years of content updates for PSO2 from its Japanese release and the new 'Frozen Resolution' update for PSO2 New Genesis that included the region of Kvaris and the Waker class. 

Players with an existing account on PSO2 and PSO2 New Genesis can transfer their progress over to the PS4 version, continue playing it there, and vice versa. The PS4 version also supports cross-play, so they can play together with players on Xbox platforms and PC.

Just like its prior releases on other systems, PSO2 and PSO2 New Genesis are free to play; there are optional add-on items that players can purchase for their characters.

Find the latest updates coming to Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis this month down below.

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis July Updates Part 1

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis July Updates Part 2

SEGA today announced Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, the free-to-play online action RPG game, will be launching on PlayStation 4 on August 31, 2022.

Players will have access to an entire year of updates including the newest update, "Frozen Resolution", which introduces the snowy Kvaris region and a flurry of new enemies, characters, combat and the new "Waker" class.

Players can play nine years of content in Phantasy Star Online 2 and join the newest entry to the series, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis.  Download and play Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis on PC and Xbox One for free today.

  • Free to play!
  • Huge wide-open battlefield environments! Explore a whole new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for you and your team. Traverse wide-open environments, speed and soar across the giant landscape and skies with new special abilities. Transitioning into a new area is as simple as walking into it -- no loading screens.
  • Enhanced character models! Create your identity with any character you can imagine in PSO2:NGS using the powerful creation engine. Adjust every imaginable characteristic to create your one-of-a-kind avatar.
  • Redesigned graphics engine! Witness lush environments, amazingly detailed player characters, and monstrous foes in razor-sharp resolution. Watch spectacular new lighting and particle effects as weapons clash with armor. See the world as you've never seen it before.
  • New multi-weapon system and abilities! Combine 2 types of weapons for smoother weapon switching. Battle at lightning speed using a variety of weapons and techniques.
  • Connects with PSO2! Move easily in-game between PSO2:NGS and PSO2.
  • Cross-platform! PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 players can play together side by side.