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Free-to-play action role-playing game Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis recently launched on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in the U.S. and naturally the next question is if it will be coming to any other gaming consoles. We already weighed in on the possibility of it coming to PlayStation 5 or PS4, but what about Nintendo Switch?
Well, interestingly, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, along with the base PSO2 game, is already available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 — but only in Japan. So far, nothing official has been announced about it coming to the platform in the United States. However, as is the case with PlayStation, the possibility does exist.
While PSO2 had a staggered release across various consoles and regions, PSO2: New Genesis actually rolled out globally at the same time. With all of this possible profit upfront, it’s possible SEGA could have the resources and incentive to bring it to Nintendo Switch.
Similar to the PlayStation, it seems odd that SEGA would not bring the game to Nintendo Switch, which is incredibly popular in the U.S. It just feels like a missed opportunity to ignore that entire player base.
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Again, we don’t know if this is a decision on SEGA’s part or if Microsoft paid for some sort of exclusivity deal in the U.S. That could explain why it came to other consoles in Japan where the Xbox isn’t as prominent.
If that’s the case, then it’s possible that PSO2: New Genesis could remain an Xbox and PC exclusive for at least the foreseeable future.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is an online action RPG and successor to the base game. New Genesis takes us to a new world with wide-open environments. The graphics have been improved and the character models enhanced. The combat has also been overhauled for more action-centric gameplay.