Phantasy Star Online 2 is getting a closed Xbox One beta test in early February, and you can sign up now

The game is still on track for ‘spring 2020’ as of now

Phantasy Star Online 2 arrived back in 2012 on PC in Japan, and…the momentum kind of stopped there. Although Sega hinted that it would shuffle westward for years it never came, then somehow, someway at E3 2019 we got confirmation that it was coming westward…to the Xbox platform, in spring 2020. Okay so that’s a lot of provisos stuck in there, but it’s something!

For the first time since that explosive E3 reveal we’re actually getting more info on the launch: or, in this case, the launch before the launch. Microsoft has revealed that there will be an “early February” beta test period for PSO 2 on Xbox One, and you can sign up today on the official site. Early registration is also happening for Xbox Insider Program users, and there’s some extra information for that below. Oh, and the Windows 10 version is “scheduled to launch later in 2020.”

This is a pretty monumental period for the localization of PSO 2 (an ongoing saga) and a good sign that the game will actually make the spring 2020 timetable. I already hopped back on a PC account just to get ready for the re-launch, which will usher in a whole new era of players.

Sign Up for the Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Test Now [Xbox Wire]

If you haven’t yet, make sure to install the Xbox Insider Hub on your Xbox One or Windows 10 device

  • Navigate to the Store tab on your Xbox One console, or the Microsoft Store app on your Windows 10 device.
  • Select Search and look for “Xbox Insider Hub.”
  • Select the Xbox Insider Hub and choose “get” or “install.”

Once the app is installed, make sure to register for early sign-up for the game

  • Launch the Xbox Insider Hub on your Xbox One or Windows 10 device.
  • If this is your first time launching the app, accept the Xbox Insider Program Terms of Use.
  • From the main dashboard, select Insider Content.
  • Under “Games,” select “Phantasy Star Online 2.”
  • Select “Join” to register for early sign-up.
Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!