Awhile back, Sega announced they were working on the next entry in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series, New Genesis. Since then players have been wondering when they might get the chance to test it out. How about this month? A global closed beta test for the PC version of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will be held from May 14 through May 16, Sega revealed today.
The new world is set a thousand years before the events of regular PS02 and will introduce two new quests within the beta: Final Battle: Space-time Interstice (a new Ultimate Quest where you must challenge the Primordial Darkness, and do it alone — level 90 or above) and an unnamed quest for levels 85 and up. This second quest involves rescuing the citizens of the ARKS Ship from a devastating fire, and must be completed within an hour.
Fire has broken out in the City Area of the ARKS Ship, and all available operatives must respond, as some citizens remain unaccounted for in the tumult. A rescue effort is being mounted, and the SWIRLING INFERNO ON THE ARKS SHIP must be extinguished to prevent further damage or loss of life. In addition, Officer Cofy will provide you with Rescue Guns; engineered to be more effective against FLAMING DETRITUS, which should be suppressed to ensure the safety of trapped citizens. It is anticipated that there are quite a few citizens in need of aid, so this Urgent Quest will be repeatable. Falspawn and other enemies of ARKS creep amongst the ruins to harass the survivors and further fan the flames. Destroy them and you may find they’ve picked up a thing or two amongst the wreckage.
“Since our big announcement last year that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is in development, the number one question we get from players is asking when they will be able to jump in and play the game themselves,” says Fred White from PSO2 Team Global. “The whole team is excited to kick off the registration today of our extensive beta test. Players have responded with overwhelming positivity and excitement for this upcoming development milestone and we can’t wait for them to experience the game firsthand.”
The global beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis begins May 14 at 6 PM PDT, and wraps up on May 16 at 7 PM PDT. Register now via via the Xbox Insider Hub App.