Phantasy Star Online 2 Manual Points to Potential Steam Release

Phantasy Star Online 2 Manual Points to Potential Steam Release

It looks like Phantasy Star Online 2 will make a side hop over to Steam on PC.

In addition to its upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 release, it looks like Phantasy Star Online 2 might be coming to Steam as well. Folks over at ResetEra noticed that over in the game's official manual, a Steam version is listed. The manual shows players how to launch PSO2 on Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10.

That's a bit of a surprise, as there's been no mention of the Steam version until now. Phantasy Star Online 2 is heading into closed beta this weekend via the Xbox Insider program, with a planned launch on Xbox platforms in the second quarter. Perhaps the announcement of the Steam release is just waiting until the proper launch date, or Microsoft has some sort of timed exclusive on PSO2.

After a long eight-year wait, Western players will finally be able to play Phantasy Star Online 2 properly. It launched for Windows in Japan all the way back in 2012, and then started slowly making its way through various consoles in that region. There's never been an official English release though, until now.

Phantasy Star Online 2 enters closed beta on February 7-8, with the game coming to Xbox One and PC. Xbox boss Phil Spencer previously confirmed that PSO2 would be coming to all platforms eventually, but PlayStation 4 owners might not have to wait long either. In the mean time, the official Twitter account for the game is touting 4K resolution support and an expanded UI display size for the Xbox One X version of the game.

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