Sega held its newest Phantasy Star Online 2 livestream occasion—the PSO2 Station—on January 23, 2021, and previewed plenty of modifications coming in future updates to the practically 9-year-old MMORPG. Chief among the many updates is a serious graphical overhaul set to accompany the discharge of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, the hybrid sequel-reboot of PSO2.

The Phantasy Star Online 2 graphical overhaul options up to date textures, character fashions, and results to carry PSO2 extra according to New Genesis‘ look. Most critically, new “Lobby Action” poses can be made out there. The poses showcase up to date animation rigging for the characters, including issues like finger motion. Finally, you may arrange a pinky swear, or say “No” by crossing your index fingers collectively. Also showcased was the “Screenshot Creator Studio” (or “SS Studio”), a devoted picture/posing mode that includes new graphical choices, backdrops, and props to make use of for in-game pictures.

Check out a preview of the most recent from Phantasy Star Online 2‘s Episode 6 replace within the embedded video, beginning at about 13:56 to 18:00 and then persevering with at 32:00 to 36:00:

Other modifications included new costumes and character creator choices to match New Genesis. To rejoice the 20th Anniversary of Phantasy Star Online, a PSO-themed occasion may also be held, that includes Rico Tyrell, Ash Canaan, and Kireek from the unique Dreamcast-based sport. Players will have the ability to purchase their Partner Cards and summon them as NPC get together members after clearing their Client Orders.

The new replace may also add a brand new occasion, a collection of 12-player cooperative raids that happen over a number of areas. Sega megafans may also recognize the return of Ark Ship Fire Swirl, a quest primarily based on Burning Rangers.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is straight away out there on PC and Xbox One worldwide, in addition to on Nintendo Switch and PS4 in Japan. The new updates will roll in between late February 2021 and March 2021 for the Japanese version of the sport. A launch window for the worldwide version is predicted at a later date (the core Episode 6 replace dropped on December 9, 2020). New Genesis is slated for a 2021 launch and will permit present PSO2 gamers to hold over their accounts.