UPDATE: Phantasy Star Online 2 is now available to download on PC in North America but it should be noted that game servers are now down for maintenance across all platforms.
This means that even if you complete the Windows 10 installation, you won’t be able to play PSO2 until downtime has been completed today.
SEGA has confirmed that the Phantasy Star Online 2 release time has been set for 5am PT in the United States, with maintenance scheduled to last around six hours on May 27, 2020.
More news on the PSO2 NA release and the cross-platform support available on Xbox One can be found below.
ORIGINAL: Phantasy Star Online 2 will be available to download today in North America on PC, bringing the game to another fanbase. PSO2 is already available on Xbox One, but this will be the first time the hit MMORPG has been available on the PC platform in the United States and Canada. The Phantasy Star Online 2 download will be going live as part of an official pre-load phase, followed by server maintenance and the full release on Windows 10.
WHEN IS THE PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 PC SERVERS GOING LIVE?
As confirmed by Sega earlier this month, Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to PC in North America on May 27, 2020.
Gamers will be able to download PSO2 on PC from 11:00 PM (PDT) today, May 26, 2020.
But it should be noted that while you will be able to install the game, Phantasy Star Online 2 servers will be going down for maintenance soon after.
This means you won’t be able to access the game until Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
The official Phantasy Star Online 2 release time has been set for 5am, PDT, meaning server maintenance will last around six hours.
A message from the official PSO2 social media account adds: “You can start downloading PSO2 NA on May 26th, 11:00 PM (PDT).
“The game will launch at approximately 5:00 AM (PDT) on May 27th, after our server maintenance! Have a great day.”
Phantasy Star Online 2 download times for PC
Sega has also confirmed that Phantasy Star Online 2 is a Play Anywhere title that features cross-platform play and progress. This means that Xbox One players can keep their progress on Windows 10 PCs by accessing the game using the same Microsoft Live ID used to play PSO2 on Xbox One.
The launch of Phantasy Star Online 2 on PC also comes with a number of other in-game events that Sega has confirmed, with details listed below:
ENDLESS ADVENTURES – Join forces with other operatives and start your new life as a member of ARKS, an elite task force dedicated to eliminating the Falspawn threat across the universe. A never-ending quest filled with exciting adventures awaits you!
NEW SHOPPING PLAZA LOOK – The Shopping Plaza is an area within the ARKS Ship where operatives from all classes and races come together to purchase and enhance their gear, in addition to congregating on special occasions for Live Stage Events! To celebrate the launch of Phantasy Star Online 2 – North America on Windows 10, the Shopping Plaza will have a new look, the “Wedding Lobby” theme!
COMMEMORATIVE REWARDS – To celebrate the Windows 10 launch, participants will receive special rewards when logging in to Phantasy Star Online 2 on both Windows 10 or Xbox One.
SPECIAL BOOSTS – Phantasy Star Online 2 players will experience special boosts when starting their adventure on Windows 10! Log in during the campaign dates to receive +50% boosts on select quests…
SEASONAL EVENT – The launch of the Windows 10 version of Phantasy Star Online 2 also marks the start of our first Seasonal Event in North America! The Wedding Event is a celebration of our community, with the introduction of limited-time Client Orders and a brand new Urgent Quest, the Gone with the Wind and the Rain. Visit this article for more details about this event!
URGENT QUESTS & CONCERTS – Join with up to eleven other operatives and embark on unforgettable multi-party raids! These Urgent Quests can happen at any moment or at predetermined times. Visit this article for the full Urgent Quest & Live Stage Events schedule for the Windows 10 PC launch window!
AC & FUN SCRATCH TICKETS – Draw amazing in-game prizes by playing Scratch Tickets! There are several types of Scratch Tickets depending on the currency used, including ARKS Cash (AC) and FUN Points. Click here for a quick explanation about them.
AC Scratch Ticket: Oracle Celebrations – Our ever-expanding catalog of outfits and accessories continues to grow with the introduction of the Oracle Celebrations AC Scratch Ticket…
FUN Scratch Ticket: May 2020 – Part 3 – Collect FUN Points and exchange them for a variety of rewards, including FUN Scratch Tickets! Play these for a chance to grab accessories, Furnishings, Emotes, and more!
SPECIAL BUNDLES – Don’t miss out on the Sonic Collaboration Edition and the Ragol Edition bundles! They offer a great value to those just starting their Phantasy Star Online 2 adventure by providing several convenience and cosmetic items to enhance the experience.
SONIC COLLABORATION EDITION – This special bundle includes several items inspired by SEGA’s legendary icon, Sonic the Hedgehog, in addition to inventory/storage expansion items, 30 days of premium service, experience boosters, Scratch Tickets, and much more!