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Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis: What We Learned From TGS

More about Sega's next generation of Phantasy Star Online was revealed at meseta pso2 the Tokyo Game Show, and New Genesis is shaping up for a significant upgrade from the present game. There are still many details to be revealed as time goes , but some major things like combat and the planet are much clearer. Hiro Arai from Sega was live for nearly an hour to show off footage of gameplay and also talk about what new things are on the way. Not much was said about the present game and the update coming alongside NG's launch aside from the graphic upgrade, which is looking fantastic.

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis: What We Learned From TGS

Maps are no longer split into regions with loading screens. NG will have an entirely open world in the home base to the field. The TGS footage showed off a beautiful new world that is a significant upgrade from the current game. Blades of grass blow in the end, lush forests lie on the opposite side of valleys and frosty mountains could be viewed at the distance. Arai mentions that distinct regions can be attained easily simply by traversing the world. It seems like this is the world Naberious from the current game, with woods being next to tundra and different regions. Areas continue to be technically split up, but there's no loading between these. While it has not been directly mentioned, an open world like this suggests there might not be single celebration areas anymore. Most shown in the footage were multi-party areas where there were other gamers. The cap for multi-party areas has been lowered to eight from twelve in the present PSO2, but that you see will differ from area to area.

Weather is making a better comeback as it affects dynamically and can affect the battlefield, even though the size of the impact wasn't spoken of. Time will also change, and footage showed several nice touches such as fireflies in the woods at night. There is no word on quick travel, mounts or vehicles yet, but Sega has implemented some new ways for players to move quickly across this large new world. Players will have the ability to run quicker after a dodge both in buy PSO2 Meseta and outside of combat. A blue streak follows underfoot, so you will know you're doing it right once you see it.

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