Sega have announced that the North American PC version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will be heading to Steam, along with Episode 4 content launching the same day.
As stated in the press release (via email), not only is the game coming to Steam, but will do so the same day the Episode 4 content comes to North America on Windows PC and Xbox One.
“It is our goal to bring Phantasy Star Online 2 to as many players as we can,” said Fred White, PSO2 TEAM North America’s Head of Marketing.
“We have heard the requests for a Steam launch, and we are excited to announce that soon Steam users in 36 countries on six continents will be able to experience PSO2 on their platform of choice, including popular features like Steam Achievements and Remote Play. The Steam Store page for PSO2 opens today. Additionally, all players on PC and Xbox One will be able to start Episode 4 on the same day — August 5th!”
Episode 4 continues the game’s story after they have awoken from a long slumber, right inn the middle of an “internal invasion” by fake ARKS members, Phantasms, and the discovery of a new planet in another dimension: Earth.
Along with raising the level cap, players will be able to visit Tokyo and Las Vegas to solve the mysteries, defeat might enemies causing havoc, and trying to uncover the organization called Mother Corps.
You can find the Episode 4 announcement trailer and screenshots (via emailed press release) below.
The press release made no mention of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, the recently announced almost-sequel. Nonetheless, it was confirmed the original Phantasy Star Online 2 would continue to be supported, and allow some elements to transfer between both games.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is available and free-to-play Windows PC (via the Microsoft Store, August 5th via Steam), and Xbox One worldwide; and PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan.