[Update: The list of available countries has been updated to replace Great Britain and Russian Federation with England and Russia while reducing the total count to 35 countries.]
SEGA announced today that Phantasy Star Online 2 will make the leap to Steam, bringing some cross-play, cross-progression and some Exclusive Steam Rewards for players. This new platform will also launch on the same day as the upcoming Episode 4 story update for Phantasy Star Online 2.
“Our goal is to deliver Phantasy Star Online 2 for as many players as possible, “said Fred White, Head of Marketing for PSO2 TEAM in North America.” We’ve heard requests for a Steam launch and we’re excited to announce that Steam users are coming soon  countries on six continents will be able to experience PSO2 on their preferred platform, including popular features such as Steam Achievements and Remote Play. The Steam Store page for PSO2 opens today. In addition, all players on PC and Xbox One can start Episode 4 on the same day – August 5th! “
The Phantasy Star Online 2 Story continues in Episode 4 as players wake up from a long sleep and discover that there has been an internal invasion of fake ARKS members, mysterious enemies called Phantasms appear, and a new planet has been discovered in another dimension: Earth. ARKS will be able to unlock a new level cap and travel to new locations such as Tokyo and Las Vegas to solve the mystery of the mysterious black shadow and purify the planet from the most powerful enemies yet including the mysterious organization called Mother Corps.
[Note: We looked into the 35 countries and discovered this list for Phantasy Star Online 2]
This package is only available in certain countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland , Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United States
More information on the Phantasy Star Online 2 Steam release will come in the near future, but we contacted the PR team handling the release in North America and received it in response.
You can link your account. We will be publishing a guide on the official website soon. PSO2 will be cross-play and cross-progress with Steam, Xbox One and Windows 10.
We recently heard about the upcoming Steam release via a store listing in Steam and also the Phantasy Star Online 2 Discord channel. According to Discord user Aida Esca Mother, the PSO Tweaker team had some additional info on how the account link might work when Phantasy Star Online 2 arrives on Steam next week.
Hi everyone! I think the cat is out of the bag now, so let’s read some things about the steam version of PSO2.
The first thing to know is that the steam version of PSO2 that is currently (in the code) requires an authorization code from whatever version of PSO2 you previously played if you want to proceed with that account.
As in, don’t delete Windows Store / XB1 copy of PSO2 yet (or ever, if that’s your thing!). The code indicates that you need a key from a previous copy of PSO2 and have 15 minutes to enter it on the steam copy to link accounts. This is likely to be done instead of signing in to avoid having to support the Xbox Live API. It also seems that you can also unlink your Steam account.
Phantasy Star Online, available now for Xbox One and Windows 10, will be available on Steam starting August 5. Episode 4 arrives the same day as a free content update.