Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Closed Beta

Phantasy Star Online 2’s Successor

SEGA is the developer and publisher of Phantasy Star Online 2. The game is a very old MMORPG that was very popular in Japan. While there was multiple petition by the community asking the game to be brought to the West, however it only took 8 years for that to happen. More shockingly, within a year of releasing the Global Release of PSO2, SEGA announced PSO2: New Genesis which would be it’s successor and redesigned in Unreal Engine 4.

Fast forward into 2021, SEGA is ready to release it’s First Closed Beta Test on 14th May.

What we know so far is, PSO2 NGS will be a totally different game but at the same time, it will be in the same world but with updated graphics and engine.

What this means in, anything considered “Character Growth Feature” will not be shared, such as levels, titles and gear.

All the fashion will be shared in NGS, however, they may be slight variations with the designs.

This is a very interesting knew concept, as most of the “new releases” of an updated version such as Cabal and Maplestory were all either new standalone MMORPG or an upgrade to it’s system such as Aion, Tera or Forsaken World.

Either way, with just under a month left, we will see how they integrate this new “Character Growth System” into play.

PSO2 Character Preview
PSO2 Character Preview

PSO2 New Genesis Closed Beta Information

Some people may know, Closed Beta Applications starts on the April 22nd 2020.

With their first official closed Beta Test between May 15 and May 17. GMT+10 Time.

However, I am very disappointed so far as per say already as registration signs up is via Xbox Insider Hub App only.

That app itself is a complete mess, not only does it crash when it loads up, but on my few PC devices I tried it on, I have never successfully opened it.

It looks like I am unable to sign up during this Beta as Xbox Insider Hub App just does not work for me.

Maybe we’ll see closer to the date.

They have hinted that all the people who participated in the upcoming PSO2:NGS Global CBT will receive a reward that will be revealed at a later date.

List of licensed Countries

Unlike most MMORPGs,they will be region locking on the Steam Platform, below, are a list of countries that are accepted

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turkey
Great Britain
United States

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis System Requirements

WindowsMinimum RequirementsRecommended
OSWindows 10 64bitWindows 10 64-bit
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce® GT430 or betterNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER or better
CPUIntel ® Core™ i3-4150Intel ® Core™ i9-10900
RAM8 GB16 GB
Direct XVersion 11Version 11
Harddrive103 GB available space / SSD Strongly Recommended103 GB available space / SSD Strongly Recommended
Broadband Internet connection needed

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