Phantasy Star Online 2 Will "End Up on All Platforms," Phil Spencer Confirms

Phantasy Star Online 2 Will "End Up on All Platforms," Phil Spencer Confirms

The popular MMORPG will eventually come to PlayStation and maybe even the Switch.

One of the biggest surprises at Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference was Sega announcing it was finally bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to North America. While the appearance on Xbox's stage only confirmed the MMORPG for Xbox One and PC, Phil Spencer confirmed that it will eventually coming to all available platforms.

Speaking with Giant Bomb at E3, Xbox boss Phil Spencer talked about how great it was to get Sega on its stage for the Phantasy Star Online 2 reveal. And while it won't be a console exclusive for Xbox, working with Sega was apparently something on Spencer's wishlist.

"It was so cool to have [Sega] on our stage and work with them. And yes, [Phantasy Star Online 2 will] end up on all platforms," Spencer said. "That's not the point. To me, the point was to be able to have Sega back on our stage. It's been a while."

Phantasy Star Online 2 is a critically acclaimed MMORPG. A western release has been talked about since the game's Japanese release back in 2012, but it wasn't until this E3 that we got confirmation that it was coming for real. Until now, western players had to rely on an unofficial English-language patch to play the game.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently available for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in Japan. So, when Spencer says it's coming to all platforms, he could potentially be talking about the PlayStation and Switch. However, the Switch version is a streamable version that so far only Japanese Switch owners have access to. There's also a Vita version, but something tells me Phantasy Star Online 2 won't be available for that platform.

Read our Microsoft E3 2019 recap for everything that was announced during the Xbox press conference. And check out our E3 2019 guide for more news from this week's show.

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