Phantasy Star Online 2 Won't Be Region Locked

There are "no plans" to lock PSO2 to any specific regions "at this moment."

Phantasy Star Online 2, the popular online action-RPG, will not be locked to any specific regions when it launches later this year on Xbox One, according to the North American PSO2 Twitter account.

A fan asked whether the upcoming online-ARPG will be region-locked. The NA PSO2 Twitter account responded that there are currently "no plans" to seclude players to any regions and that region-locking is not on the table for PSO2 "at this moment." Things could change later on down the road, however.

PSO2 is holding a closed beta next week, with sign-ups available now and pre-loading starting on Monday, February 3. The closed beta, exclusive to Xbox One, starts on Friday, February 7 and ends the following Saturday. Playing the closed beta lets you earn in-game rewards, and all progress will carry over to the open beta and official game launch. You can download PSO2's closed beta from the Xbox Insiders Hub app.

While Phantasy Star Online 2 was announced for Xbox One during Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that the game isn't exclusive to the brand.

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