Phantasy Star Online 2: What’s Taking You So Long? | Hot Topic

Hey Phantasy Star Online 2, remember us? Yeah, we’re still over here in places such as North America and Europe waiting for you to arrive so we can finally play as it was intended, as Sega announced way back in 2012. After all these years, all we’ve had from Sega was a vague “game is delayed”, but right now we’re wondering if a “game is canceled” wouldn’t be a better statement to give eager fans a well-deserved rest. On the other hand, Blade and Soul came back to life after being in a similar situation and is now nearing release, so should we keep our hopes up?

So, what could be the reason for this delay? What makes most of these games usually take so long to be localized? Is it related to some visual sensitivities or cash shop issues, or there’s something else going on?

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  • IceMyth

    There are many Reasons:
    1. Too many games are in Closed Beta or Alpha test
    2. The games want to survive for years and not for 1-2years then loose their players.
    3. Game business P2P, B2P, F2P..etc which is a challenge for publishers and developers.
    4. Game customization and nerfing to suit the region (Korean vs NA/EU) which is one of the reasons of gaming failure.
    5. The games weren’t doing great or as what they expected where they released it 1st.

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  • David K Lamica

    I played this when this was still in beta testing. The Community for PSO2 was pretty big. Not sure why they did not push this to the NA sooner.

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    • bloom warren

      good questions, let me put it this way
      1. Sega allways been when it comes to western releases silent or no comment
      2. i do not think cash shop or game aspects are a problem if they want to do a version they could all-ready been doing this

      fact is if sega says no to a western release and at the moment it looks like it . and as for bns it depends how the reloaded version for the west turns out

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  • bloom warren

    has there be an official statement from the PS2 creators ?That they will ever do a NA/EA Version of PS2 ?

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  • Ivan Servin

    i actually decided to stop waiting for an english release of ps2 and just went to the jp version

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  • http://www.vektorsagara.wordpress.com Zulfiqar

    I heard there is no PvP in this game.

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  • Chain Plays (Sean Murphy)

    if you wanna know why pso2 isint being release here even though there is an english sea version, look at sega america and pso 1.

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