Phantasy Star Online 2 will be free to play
Up until now there hadn’t been announced whether Phantasy Star Online 2 will be free to play or subscription based. Now Sega revealed details.
The online game will be free to play. So when it will be released this summer you can play it for free. There will also be an item-shop in which you can buy items for real money. This will be optional, though. No word on what items you will be able to buy and how this may affect the balancing in the game. We expect a system similar to other games and hope that Sega will pay attention so that players cannot buy unfair advantages in the shop.
Also the game will be released on iOS- and Android-devices, too. So you can expect smartphone- and tablet-versions in the winter of 2012. There will also be a PS Vita-version which will be released in spring 2013.
The players of the PC- and PS Vita-versions play on the same servers!
To the website of Phantasy Star Online 2.