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Phantasy Star Online 2 is Now Live on Xbox One

Phantasy Star Online 2

Launched on PC in Japan nearly eight years ago and then rolled out to PS Vita, PS4 and Switch, Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally available on Xbox One.

There’s both good and bad news, though. While it’s the first time Phantasy Star Online 2 has been made available for players in the West, it’s for North American players only. If you’re in Europe you’re out of luck we’re afraid.

Of course, there are certain tricks you can do on the Xbox One to allow you download and play Phantasy Star Online 2 elsewhere in the world. And as it’s free-to-play, you don’t even need to mess around with obtaining American credit. You’ll need to do so if you wish to purchase any DLC though.

In Phantasy Star Online 2, players are able to explore worlds with friends, choosing between four unique races and nine character classes. Its combat is fun, but it’s the game’s character customisation that’s likely to keep you going back for more. Well, and its social aspects and memorable bosses.

With fully localised text and dialogue, Phantasy Star Online 2 on Xbox One includes three years of content, as well as the most up to date quality-of-life improvements and balancing. Of course, Xbox One Achievements have been added too, for those who care.

To celebrate the game’s launch on Xbox One, numerous events are lined up to reward those who jump in quickly. Plus, all Phantasy Star Online 2 players with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will receive extra special goodies after their first log in thanks to the new Perks program. Xbox jacket and controller accessories will be waiting for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers at the outset, and additional Perks will be made available every month, including Half Scape Dolls and more.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!