This will be the second attempt from Sega to release the title on PC. Hopefully it will be smoother than the first.
Sega is trying hard to push Phantasy Star Online 2 towards the North American market by releasing it on PC once again - but on a different distribution platform this time. When Phantasy Star Online was released earlier this year on the Windows Store, it was riddled with bugs despite being an 8-year-old game. With the new release, Sega hopes to wipe the slate clean.
"It is our goal to bring Phantasy Star Online 2 to as many players as we can. We have heard the requests for a Steam launch, and we are excited to announce that soon Steam users in 35 countries on six continents will be able to experience PSO2 on their platform of choice, including popular features like Steam Achievements and Remote Play. The Steam Store page for PSO2 opens today."
- Fred White, PSO2 Team North America's head of marketing
The Steam launch coincides with PSO 2's Episode 4 expansion, and is a lead up to the planned release of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis - a new DLC that will overhaul the playing experience of PSO2, with new features, combat mechanics, and more. The DLC is planned to complement PSO2.