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SEGA's popular online action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is finally here. The game has been an Xbox console exclusive for the last two years or so, but it's now available to download — for free — on PS4, and PS5 via backwards compatibility.

Trying to explain what New Genesis actually is can take some effort, but we'll try and make this quick. Basically, New Genesis is a huge overhaul of the long running Phantasy Star Online 2. You can still play the original Phantasy Star Online 2 through New Genesis, so it's kind of like having two games in one. However, you'll need to download Phantasy Star Online 2 separately as an add-on to New Genesis. Both should be easy enough to find on the PlayStation Store.

New Genesis weighs in at 47GB on PS5 and PS4, and again, it's free-to-play. The title mostly makes its money through in-game purchases like cosmetic items, as well as some player convenience upgrades. But from what we've heard and read, the game's completely playable without spending a penny.

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