Global Closed Beta Test Registration For SEGA's Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Is Now Open

Set a thousand years after the events of Phantasy Star Online 2, players can now embark on a new era of PSO2 and experience the vast world of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (PSO2:NGS).


SEGA announced last Thursday the opening of the official PC registration for PSO2:NGS's Global Closed Beta Test, which will be held from May 14 to May 16. Registration has already begun and can be done so via the Xbox Insider App. However, it will only be accepting a limited number of applicants at a first come, first served basis, so all Xbox Insiders are invited to participate and secure their spot quickly for when the global beta test begins.
  • Start Date: 05/14 06:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
  • End Date: 05/16 07:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
  • Platform: Windows 10 PC (Microsoft Store)
  • Early Sign-up Starts: 04/21 10:00 AM (America/Los_Angeles) via the Xbox Insider Hub App
Throughout the course of this 3-day testing period, the PSO2:NGS Closed Beta Test will be featuring content planned for the game's official release, which will allow players to experience the fundamental game system. Also, the development team will be collecting player opinions and feedbacks which will be crucial in improving the game as well as resolving any problems discovered during the testing to provide the best experience there can be when it launches later this year.


How to Participate​

  1. On your Windows 10 PC, sign-in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app (or install the Xbox Insider Hub from the Store first if needed)
  2. Navigate to Previews > PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta
  3. Select Join
  4. Wait for the registration to complete.
  5. At the scheduled start time, return to the Xbox Insider Hub and select Show in store to install the PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta. Please stay tuned for details on when you can begin installing the game.
SEGA's Head of Global Marketing, Fred White, shared some insight about the upcoming Closed Beta Test. He said that "Since our big announcement last year that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is in development, the number one question we get from players is asking when they will be able to jump in and play the game themselves. The whole team is excited to kick off the registration today of our extensive beta test which will take place May 14th-16th. Players have responded with overwhelming positivity and excitement for this upcoming development milestone and we can't wait for them to experience the game firsthand."

New Genesis is expected to change quite a lot in PSO2. This will include a new open world feel, a totally revamped graphic engine, and a lot more changes and improvements. In exchange for supporting the Global Closed Beta Test of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, current Phantasy Star Online 2 players can explore a new array of events which will include new quests and rewards as well. Also, players who join in to play the PSO2:NGS Global CBT will receive a participation reward, to be revealed at a later date.

You can explore more details about the beta test here. Don't miss out and register for the Global Closed Beta Test now!