PSO2: New Genesis (JP) Closed Beta Announcement

SEGA has officially announced the closed beta testing of PSO2: New Genesis. Registration is currently open for the first test, scheduled to begin late January. Participants will receive bonus items to be announced at a later date.

1st Closed Beta Test

Around 50,000 applicants will be selected for the first test. In order to participate, you must have PSO2 gameplay data on your SEGA ID account.

Registration Period

  • December 15th, 2020 ~ January 4th, 2021

Registration Link

Beta Period

  • On a weekend between Late January ~ Early February 2021 

Purpose for the 1st Beta

  • Testing the Basic Game System
  • Testing the Server Load
  • Verification of Game Data shared between PSO2 and PSO2:NGS
  • ARKS Cash / AC Scratch Testing

2nd Closed Beta Test

Even more players will be recruited for the second test, including those who have not played PSO2 before. Participants from the first test will automatically be selected for this test. However, game data from the first test will not be carried over.

Registration Period

  • To Be Announced

Purpose of the 2nd Beta

  • Testing the game with even more players.
  • Testing corrections made based on the 1st Beta.



Players can register for the Closed Beta by logging into this SEGA ID page. Only players with gameplay data on their accounts are eligible to register for the first closed beta test.   After typing in the username, password, and hiragana captcha, click the large blue Login button to sign in.

Once you're signed in, you'll need to click the checkbox for the Terms of Service and the grey button beneath will turn green. Click the green button to secure your registration.


System Specs

  • Windows 8.1 64bit or Windows 10 64bit
  • 【Low / Medium Quality】Intel Core i5-9400 or equal
  • 【High Quality】Intel Core i9-10900
  • 【Low / Medium Quality】8GB RAM
  • 【High Quality】16GB RAM
Hard Drive
  • About 100GBs (NGS is about 30GB and PSO2 is about 70GB)

※You can reduce download times by completely installing the currently available version of PSO2. However do note, that the "PSO2 currently in service" and the  "PSO2 used for the closed beta" both require disk space for each version.

Monitor Resolution
  • 【Low Quality】1280x720
  • 【Medium / High Quality】1920x1080
Graphics Card
  • 【Low Quality】NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 or equal
    • AMD Radeon™ R9 285 or equal
  • 【Medium Quality】NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
    • AMD Radeon™ RX 580
  • 【High Quality】NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER
    • AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT
Sound Card
  • Yes
  • DirectX®11 and above

PSO2 New Genesis Introduction Recap

PSO2 New Genesis Main Points

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is an action online RPG.
  • The game takes place 1000 years after PSO2.
  • The graphic engine has been overhauled.
  • It features expansive open fields and exhilarating battles
  • You have a high degree of freedom in creating your character.
  • The game will launch sometime in 2021!


New Genesis : Races

  • There are four races in New Genesis: humans, newmans, casts, and deumans.


The Lobby

  • Unlike previous games in the Phantasy Star series, New Genesis allows you to travel seamlessly across different sections.
  • When you login, you'll start in the lobby where you can meet up with many players.


Adventure Area

  • You can leave the lobby by just running out into the adventure area.
  • You'll match with up to 8 players in a section.
  • You could start off in a forest and then continue running into another section and seamlessly match up with different players.


Day and Night Cycle

  • Time will flow between day and night.
  • Weather will also occur.



  • Dash lets you move quickly across the field.
  • Glide lets you descend from high to low areas.


Healing Items

  • Items for healing will not be available at shops.
  • Instead, healing items called "Resta Signs" will be scattered across the field.
  • You can heal in the heat of battle without having to stop what you're doing like in PSO2.


New Genesis Classes

  • PSO2 NGS revealed three classes so far: Hunter, Ranger, and Force.
  • In New Genesis, up to 5 continuous normal attacks can be performed.
  • The first four have normal stats, but the 5th strike would be as powerful as a PA.
  • There are no perfect attacks (Just attacks) in New Genesis.


New Genesis : Hunters

  • You can guard attacks with the Sword just like in PSO2.
  • If you press the normal attack button after a successful guard, you'll perform the 5th strike right away.


New Genesis : Rangers

  • The ranger class excels at long distant combat.
  • Assault Rifle damage changes based on the distance you are from the enemy.
  • You need to maintain the optimal distance to deal the most damage.
  • Assault Rifles have access to the sliding shot weapon action.
    • This allows you to change your distance while attacking the enemy.



New Genesis : Forces

  • Forces attack in a bit of a floaty style.
  • They specialize in long-range elemental attacks called Technics.
  • Just like PSO2, there are charged and uncharged Technic attacks.
    • Uncharged Foie shoots fireballs.
    • Charged Foie causes a direct explosion.
  • Rod normal attacks will shoot bolts at the enemy so you can attack at a distance.
  • Rods can now guard against attacks which produces this hexagonal visual effect.


Adventure Areas

  • The adventure area has multiple sections that are seamlessly spread out.
  • There are two types of sections: exploration and battle.
    • Exploration sections lets you gather materials and ingredients.
    • Battle sections are where you mainly engage with enemies.
  • In the exploration section, you can jump and pick fruit from the trees.


Adventure Area : Gathering

  • You can also gather materials from tame animals.
  • If you don't defeat them they could even run away
  • You can use these materials for cooking which provide temporary boosts.


Adventure Area : Combat

  • Within combat sections, there's yellow markers that indicate the enemy spawns.
  • The Dolls are the main enemies in New Genesis, but there are other enemy types.
  • Trials (known as Interrupt Events in PSO2) will occur randomly in the field.
    • Trials will display as a T marker on the field.


Adventure Area : Combat

  • There's also another enemy type called Alters.
  • Alters appear to somewhat resemble the "native" enemy types from PSO2.
  • The "Lizard" enemies can cause status effects.


Adventure Area : Combat

  • There are different species of Dolls with various designs.
  • The one showed here, Gororon, blocks your attacks from the front.
    • Use ice technics on it to trigger a special "downed" state.
    • When they go into this state, it'll trigger an elemental damage reaction.
    • This will place ice shards over the enemy's body.
    • Eventually you can destroy its shield to reveal a new weakpoint.


Adventure Area : Combat

  • Another enemy called Dots can snipe at players far away.
  • You have to get on their back to attack their weak point.


Adventure Area : Combat

  • Elemental Damage reactions exist for each enemy.
  • Some enemies can go into a rage state.



What Carries Over in PSO2: New Genesis

New Genesis is a massive overhaul to Phantasy Star Online 2's game system, graphics engine, and character creation system. The game will be reborn as an "open field" online RPG taking place 1000 years from PSO2's original story. Both PSO2 and PSO2: NGS will co-exist, allowing you to switch between both titles on the same account.

In PSO2: NGS, you'll gain new abilities to traverse the expansive terrain with Photon Glide and Photon Dash. The new enemy you'll face are known as DOLLS, but not much is known about them yet.

PSO2 NGS will have an updated graphics engine that allows you to create even more gorgeous characters than ever before. Characters will now have the ability to move their fingers, and you can even change the luster on the character's skin. You can place even more accessories and change their locations!

PSO2: NGS character creation system will be compatible with PSO2, allowing you to freely decide which version you want to use. PSO2's graphics engine will also be renewed, enabling you to use characters created from PSO2: NGS system into PSO2.

All character creation data, including items related to lobby actions and previously registered data will be compatible with PSO2: NGS!


What Carries Over

Game System Changes

The following items obtained from PSO2 CANNOT be used in PSO2: NGS:

  • Skill Rings
  • Consumable Items used for grinding, growth, and battle.
  • Boost Items
  • Material Items
  • Room Items

Please be aware that the above information is subject to change in the future.

Player Data

  • Cash currencies such as Arks Cash and Star Gems can be used in both PSO2 and PSO2: NGS. However, in-game currencies such as Meseta and FUN, etc, will be held separately in each game since this can greatly affect the balancing of the economy.
  • Character growth data will NOT be shared across each version.
    • ❌ Character Levels
    • ❌ Experience
    • ❌ Class Skills
    • ❌ Photon Arts
    • ❌ Technics

Weapons, Units, and Mags

  • Weapons, Units, and Mags obtained from PSO2 can also be used in PSO2: NGS. However, their functions, performance, and appearances will change within PSO2: NGS.


  • While the designs of the weapon will remain the same, their stats, special abilities, and potentials will be different from PSO2.
  • High rarity weapons will not be equippable until the character reaches a certain level.
  • If a class that can use a weapon type is not available in PSO2:NGS, then that weapon can not be used until that class is released.


  • In PSO2: NGS, units are protective armor that are invisible. Even units obtained from PSO2 will be invisible in PSO2: NGS.
  • A unit's stats, special abilities, and potentials will be different from PSO2.
  • High rarity units will not be equippable until the character reaches a certain level.


  • Mags in PSO2: NGS will not affect your stats nor aid you in battle. However, their Evolution Device information will be shared from PSO2.


Available Platforms

Title Platforms
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis NA XBOX 1, Windows 10
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Japan PC, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch (Cloud), PC (Cloud)