Finally, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis went live this morning after a series of problems marred the launch earlier this morning. The SEGA team announced that the servers are finally open almost 8 hours after they were originally supposed to go live. But originally scheduled to go live at 4am EDT/1am PDT, the servers were experiencing a lot of issues that kept pushing it away from the original launch time. Throughout the early morning, the team kept players updated on what was happening with the extended service, and also identified a problem with the steam launcher, which it was hoped would be fixed before the service was completed.
However, the servers are online and are filling up quickly. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, if you remember, offers new features such as an updated graphics engine, a more open gameplay and a storyline. Characters and progress can be split between the original PSO2 version and the New Genesis, so there’s no need for established Arks to feel like they’re starting over. New Genesis players can participate in a variety of campaigns and events dedicated to the launch of the updated version of the MMORPG, including entry rewards for those who are just starting out, as well as campaigns specific to your chosen platform.