Phantasy Star Online 2 servers closed to international players

Wednesday, 8th August 2012 06:28 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Phantasy Star Online 2 players outside Japan are out of luck; Sega of Japan has blocked international players.

The MMO is currently only offered for sale in Japan, but that hasn’t stopped players importing and enjoying the game – until now.

Kotaku reports Sega has both updated its terms of service and implemented measures to keep international players out.

“Connecting to the game server through the installed software is restricted to domestically located computer terminals. It’s prohibited to directly connect to the server from outside Japan as well as to route a connection from outside the country through domestic computer terminals.”

The abrupt change in policy may be related to a hack last month, which is said to have been perpetrated by non-Japanese players.

Phantasy Star Online 2 had over 700,00 registered users at the end of last month. It’s expected to release in the west during 2013, and the European and US versions will share servers.



  1. Erthazus

    Actually that is not true at all because I can login right now. They blocked the game for Some users.

    PSO2 is a fantastic game. I recommend to everyone. It’s battle system and lobby system are among the best in the industry right now.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    It’s good. But that’s because they took a hell of a lot of cues from Guild Wars 2. They even took how the abilities are split up. It’s nowhere near as good as Guild Wars 2, though, and I can tell that by comparing combat videos. It’s more Vindictus than GW2. Far too spammy and not enough actual strategy involved.

    Still, it’s better than most out there by taking cues from GW2. It’s just that they could have copied it more and gotten some more strategy involved. Rather than buttonspam.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. eatsouls

    @TheWulf I created an account on here just to tell you, you sir/ma’am are an idiot. PSO was out WAY before GW was ever thought of. It’s combat system was practically the same on the Dreamcast as it is now, it’s just catered to a mouse and not a clunky controller. PSO NEVER copied anything, let alone “took cues” from GW2. Think before you speak. You sound retarded.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. KrazyKraut

    holy shit mate…you got some balls to wait and plan your answer with awesome precision…^^^

    #4 2 years ago

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