SEGA Games announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch its open beta phase on Xbox One – North American on March 17, 2020, at 5 PM PDT, following a successful closed beta test phase last month. Players will be able to start downloading the client at 10 AM PDT on March 16, 2020.
The Open Beta will include fully localized text and character voices in English. On first-time login, players will receive a variety of freebies to get started, such as weapons including swords, assault rifles, rods, and gunblades as well as consumable items. The North American version will also include the “most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service”.
“”The team has been working incredibly hard towards this day, and we couldn’t be more excited to open the servers and welcome our amazing community into the world of Phantasy Star Online 2,” shared Fred White, PSO2 TEAM North America’s Head of Marketing. “From the beginning, the game will include Episodes 1-3, representing over three years’ worth of expanded content updates from the start. We look forward to seeing the players in-game on Tuesday!”