At this point, we’ve all but given up hope on the idea that we’ll actually get Phantasy Star Online 2 released in the West.
However, according to SEGA of Europe’s Dan Sheridan in the latest SEGA Central episode, all hope is not lost!
Responding to a question via Twitter on what happened to the game, Sheridan said, “It’s another game we’d love to bring to the West. There are all manner of challenges of localizing such a huge game and ensuring the same quality that’s delivered here (Europe) as it is in Japan.
“We are working behind the scenes on potential solutions, and again cannot definitively say it’s coming, but we’re looking into it.”
While that by no means is a confirmation that we’ll be playing PSO 2 at any point, it’s a heckuva lot better than the standard “It’s delayed, it’s delayed, it’s delayed” response we’ve received from SEGA of America the past several years.
Just knowing the project to get the game released in the West isn’t quite dead gives us some sense of hope. There’s a flicker still there; can you see it?
Phantasy Star Online 2 was originally released in Japan on PC on July 4, 2012, on Vita on Feb. 13, 2013, and on the PlayStation 4 on April 20.