Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Coming 2021, Will Update Game System And Graphics

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor July 23, 2020
Share:

If you're still acclimating to Phantasy Star Online 2, get ready for a whole new experience next year. Sega has just announced Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, releasing globally in 2021, which is ... well we're not exactly sure what it is.

There's not much to go on besides the flashy trailer embedded below, which certainly does look much shinier than what we can currently see in PSO2. The teaser site also doesn't have any info beyond the trailer, though the description of the video on its YouTube page offers this:

Celebrating PSO’s 20th anniversary, PSO2: NGS is the latest entry in the series, updating PSO2’s game system and graphics engine. We’re planning to release this update on a global scale, including Japan and North America.

It sounds to me like Neo Genesis is an updated version of the game, meant to look more modern -- which is something PSO2 certainly needs, especially with a new generation of consoles just about to hit the market. You could wonder a little bit about the "latest entry" part of the description and think that means an entirely new game, but I think that's just a "lost in translation" error, and besides, Sega wouldn't put out a totally new game after just launching the current one, right?

At the end of the video, you'll see that the launch is apparently scheduled for Microsoft Azure (akin to the Microsoft Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows 10. That last one might be a reference to the planned launch on non-Windows Store PC platforms, which is going to be the only option for players who were fed up with the Microsoft Store's handling of things.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: Phantasy Star Online 2, SEGA.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (0)


You May Enjoy

Albion Online Details Biome And Open-world Graphical Rework

Albion Online Details Biome And Open-world Graphical Rework

More "varied and exciting" combat on tap.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Hallow's End Hits In World Of Warcraft And Hearthstone

Hallow's End Hits In World Of Warcraft And Hearthstone

Challenge the Headless Horseman or play as him in an upcoming Tavern Brawl.

By Jason Winter - 3 days ago
Wonder What's Planned For Bless Unleashed PC Now That Console Is Out? Here's A Roadmap That Includes The Assassin Class

Wonder What's Planned For Bless Unleashed PC Now That Console Is Out? Here's A Roadmap That Includes The Assassin Class

The roadmap starts later this month and runs through the first half of next year.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
NCSoft Bringing Lineage2M West, Beta Signups Underway

NCSoft Bringing Lineage2M West, Beta Signups Underway

It’s mobile, but you’ll be able to play it on your PC too.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Kakao Games Taking Over Publishing For Nimble Neuron's Eternal Return

Kakao Games Taking Over Publishing For Nimble Neuron's Eternal Return

Anime-based MOBA/battle royale hybrid will change publishers Oct. 28.

By Jason Winter - 2 days ago
Lawyers For California's DFEH Could Be Violating Ethics In Activision Blizzard Legal Battle

Lawyers For California's DFEH Could Be Violating Ethics In Activision Blizzard Legal Battle

It appears 2 DFEH lawyers were previously part of the EEOC's investigation into the gaming giant.

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways