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Phantasy Star Online 2 finally coming outside of Japan

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On 6/10/2019 at 6:28 PM, KHCast said:

Also given the PlayStation is usually known for its Japanese game library, how picky are they in that regards to censoring?

Following the reorganization of the Playstation brand from Sony Computer Entertainment to Sony Interactive Entertainment (and transferring control from Sony of Japan to Sony of America), everything Playstation related must be run through Sony's American headquarters in California instead of just dealing with the individual subsidiary of the region.

In the past 18 months or so (and this is secondhand information from publishers expressing frustration, so how impartial it is is unclear), this has also seemingly meant that even if the publisher of a game only intends the game for the Japanese market it must meet the standards Sony dictates for a game that would be published on the American or European marketo. This submission process also supposedly has to be done in English; and has also seemingly been more restrictive than the ones that SCEA use to impose on the American market during the PSX/PS2 years.

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Still can't believe this isn't hitting Europe. I may just start playing the the original on Gamecube to drown my Phantasy Star sorrows.

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A bit of news.

On an interview with Phil Spencer it gets casually dropped that PSO2 will eventually be available on "all" platforms (around the 40:41 mark). Notice that this comment is so off hand that I can't really tell what he means by "all" (read: Switch, Vita and the mobile versions).

Sadly, still no news about an EU servers. Apparently Phil knows nothing about the situation and it might be up to SEGA to do anything about it.

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