‘Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis’ Coming To Xbox Series X And Windows PC In 2021

by Sage Ashford

An improved version of SEGA‘s Phantasy Star Online 2, known as New Genesis, is on its way to the next generation Xbox and Windows PCs next year. New Genesis seems to be Phantasy Star Online 3 in many respects. It takes place in the same universe, but it has drastically updated graphics, new monsters, new environments, and a new way to traverse the world. It will also co-exist with the original Phantasy Star Online 2.

And although new in many respects, it will still retain content and some data from the current version. Consequently, players will be able to transfer their characters and emotes, but not their levels and many of their classes.  More below:
Changes to the Game System
Because PSO2: NGS and PSO2 will have different game systems, some of their respective elements will be incompatible. The following points will summarize what we can announce at this time.
Note: While PSO2’s graphics engine will be overhauled, its game system will not change. You can play the exact same content that you have until now.
⬧ Items That Are Not Compatible With PSO2: NGS
The following items obtained in PSO2 cannot be used in PSO2: NGS.
⬨ Items Obtained in PSO2 That Cannot Be Used in PSO2: NGS

  • Skill Rings
  • Consumable Items used for battle, growth, and enhancement
  • Boost Items
  • Materials
  • Furnishings

The above information is subject to change. We would greatly appreciate your understanding in this matter.
⬧ Regarding Player Data and Character Growth
⬨ Player Data

  • AC and SG can be used in both PSO2: NGS and PSO2.

Because Meseta, FUN, and other currencies greatly affect the balance of the game’s economy, these cannot be shared between PSO2: NGS and PSO2.
⬨ Character Growth

  • Character growth will not be shared between PSO2 and PSO2: NGS.

⬨ Examples of Character Growth Elements That Are Not Shared With PSO2: NGS

  • Level
  • EXP
  • Class Skills
  • Photon Arts
  • Techniques

⬧ Regarding Weapons, Units, and Mags
Weapons, Units, and Mags obtained in PSO2 can be used in PSO2: NGS as well. However, their functions, abilities, and appearances will change in accordance with PSO2: NGS’s game system.
Note: These changes will only occur when playing PSO2: NGS. They will retain their original functions, abilities, and appearances within PSO2.
⬨ Weapons
While the fundamental weapon design will not change, their stats, augments, and potentials will. Additionally, some higher-rarity weapons may not be equippable until your character has reached a certain level. For weapons pertaining to classes that have not yet been added to PSO2: NGS, they will be unusable until the relevant class has been released.
⬨ Units
In PSO2: NGS, Units will become armor that is not visible. Even Units that have been obtained in PSO2 will become invisible in PSO2: NGS. Furthermore, similarly to weapons, their stats, augments, and potentials will change, and high-rarity Units may not be equippable until your character has reached a certain level.
⬨ Mags
Although Mags within PSO2: NGS do not affect your stats or aid you in battle, Evolution Device data from PSO2 will carry over.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more PSO2: NGS news, for further information on how data will transfer between the two games!
New Genesis will be available in 2021 for Xbox One and PC.

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