Phantasy Star Online 2 has been available on the PlayStation 4 for many years in Japan, but it looks like its North American release will be exclusive to the Xbox One and PC. The long-awaited MMO – which is also playable on the Nintendo Switch and PS Vita overseas – will deploy in Spring 2020 on Microsoft’s console, although even more curiously publisher SEGA has said that it has “nothing to confirm” regarding a European edition.
Frankly, this is a bizarre announcement. It’s being powered by Microsoft’s Azure infrastructure, so its ties to the Xbox One make some form of sense. But given that the title’s already available on other platforms overseas, we’d expected it to support them in the West as well. Turns out that’s not the case.