Sega Confirms Phantasy Star Online 2 PC Version, But Not for Steam

Phantasy Star Online 2 for PC is real, and it's coming soon to only one platform (for now).

Phantasy Star Online 2 launched on Xbox One today (finally), and Sega has confirmed Phantasy Star Online 2 PC is a real thing happening soon. But there's one slight catch for PC players: the long-awaited MMORPG won't be on Steam.

The news comes from a Sega press release Forbes picked up.

Sega says PSO2's PC release date is sometime in late May 2020, but it'll only be available on the Microsoft Store. You can't play it on Steam, Good Old Games, or the Epic Games Store. That might change at some point, and Forbes says it could even end up on PlayStation 4 (yes, please). But neither Sega nor Microsoft commented on whether PSO2 will ever stop being a Microsoft exclusive.

On the other hand, Phantasy Star Online 2 crossplay between Xbox and PC players will be up and running right when the game launches on PC. Since it's an MMORPG, expanding the player base like that is always a good thing.

You can check out the original story over on Forbes. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Phantasy Star Online 2 news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Apr. 15th 2020

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