Sega shot themselves in the foot by bringing it to the psp but i think they only done that cause japaneese spend more time on handhelds than sitting at home playing consoles
Well pso2 still in alpha stages ( i think ) and japan has not a solid release date yet .. So im still hopeful
Theres still a possibilty
They should make it free to play, plenty of obscure japanese MMO's have been doing good business on a FTP model in the West like Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine.
i have no doubt it be free to play , many mmo are FTP These days or went to FTP and just used micro transactions , only mmo i can think off are PTP are star wars old republic and WOW
guild wars gone ftp, DCUO Went ftp , the upcoming marvel mmo is FTP
It be bad business for it to be PTP Structure cause its being 12 years since PSO proper game so best way to bring players in is to be a FTP model and getting the ball rolling
Has now been annouced for ps vita , be able to play on same servers as pc gamers
If I didn't already have one, I'd be sold. Grinding my MAGs on the toilet, truly we are living in a golden age.
Sega may very well be planning a west release after all
At least they're some plans in place for it, can't understand how so many Japanese games still stick to the old wait until it's out in Japan before starting on localization. Most developers can't afford to limit a game to one console let along one region, there would be some examples of games not warranting a western release but planning for something is always cheaper than trying to do it after the fact.
Phantasy Star Creator tool is available for everyone to give ago
Also Phantasy star has be announced it be free to play , so no matter the outcome fore a western release , we still can play it
imagine if it came out on XBLA and was free to play, that would be lovely! still, a vita suddenly sounds much more appealing to me.
Artwork looks fantastic , this is by far the best work sonic team have done in years , they are really stepping up their game big time
Phantasy star online 2 open beta will begin june 21st
So it begins
Phantasy star starts today download link is here
Might jump into this, even though I would be wandering through menus with no idea what I am clicking. PSO was a blast back in the days o' the DC.
there's a pretty good translation of the menu's over on pso-world.com