Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is already available on Steam and Xbox where thousands of players have already played it. Tomorrow, August 31, 2022, the game will now also be launched for the PS4.
The Phantasy Star series has existed for over 33 years. Their latest installment in the franchise, Star Online 2: New Genesis, has already been released on Steam and Xbox. The PS4 version of the game will now be launched on August 31, 2022.
The game mixes SciFi with fantasy elements and offers the player an open world with story quests as well as classic MMORPG elements in which players can fight against each other, among other things.
PSO 2: NW is free and allows crossplay between all available platforms.
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How is PSO 2: NG currently on Steam? In June 2022, the average number of players on Steam was still 3,271. The number of players on the platform is currently declining somewhat, with a 24-hour peak of 2,364 players (via steamcharts.com).
On August 5th, 2020, PSO 2: New Genesis was released on Steam. Since then, the average number of players has ranged from around two to sixteen thousand people.
The Xbox player numbers are not included here, as we cannot see the corresponding data.
If you look at the recent reviews of PSO 2: NW, they are mostly positive on Steam. This is also reflected in the total of 19,931 votes with 72% positive reviews (as of August 30, 2022, via Steam).
This is what awaits you in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis
What’s on offer in PSO2: NG? With New Genesis, the game gets a major remake of the game system and graphics engine. Also, there are no central stations from which the player explores the world. Instead, PSO4: NG offers more open-world character. On top of that there is a new story with new characters as well.
Can you board with PSO2: NW? The setting is located over 1000 years after the events of PSO 2, which is why you don’t necessarily have to have played the previous games to get along in the game.
How many classes are there in PSO2:NG? Players can choose from nine different main classes in PSO2:NG, including, for example, Hunter, Fighter or Ranger. There is also another sub-class that can be selected depending on your individual play style. There are 17 weapon types to choose from, from which certain items can be selected depending on the class.
If you don’t know which class suits you, check out our guide.
Is there multiplayer in PSO2: NG? On the one hand, as a single player, you have the opportunity to play story quests and real-time battles while exploring the game world around you.
On the other hand, you can also play PSO2: NG with friends. You can form groups of up to four people and conquer the Exploration Sectors together. Up to 32 people can take part.
In addition to the Exploration Sectors, the Urgent Quests are also available to the player. These offer more challenging enemies and bosses that you can fight with up to eight players or two groups.
If you’re wondering if the game is something for you, you can also find a detailed review of PSO 2: New Genesis here.
What is the game? So far, PSO 2: NG has been able to convince with its dynamic combat gameplay, which is made interesting by more complex combo mechanics. However, for good equipment, the player has to put up with investing some time in grinding.
Will the game also come out for PS5? So far, no information about the release of PSO 2: NG for the PS5 has been published.
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