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Submitted by brickcap 1144d ago | news

Free to play MMO releases this Feb on vita

Sega has announced that free to play MMO will be released in february.The year 2013 is looking a lot better for the vita now. (PS Vita, Sega)

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Snookies12  +   1144d ago
Outside of Japan?
Septic  +   1144d ago
Hope so.

This could be the killer app the VITA needs
Spenok  +   1142d ago
For Japan anyway....
brickcap  +   1144d ago
Not yet:(.I am keeping my fingers crossed for it though since both the psp games were localized.
pandatomsk  +   1144d ago
Yet yet. http://sgcafe.com/2012/07/p...

Western release confrimed was confirmed back in July. Release date yet to be determined.
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brickcap  +   1144d ago
That is for the pc version.I know it is the same game but I do not feel comfortable until sega officially announces the vita version for the west.I think the E3 next year will bring some good news hopefully.
pandatomsk  +   1144d ago
Nowhere does it specify "for PC" in the entire press release, so it's just as likely that they're bringing the vita version over as well. If it WERE just a PC announcement, they would definitely make that clear. Yet, they only state that Phantasy Star Online 2 (as a whole) will be available in western regions as well. IF they were not sure about bringing the vita version over too, this is where you would SAY THAT, so as to not further muddy the waters and cause consumer confusion. it's basic business 101.
To even think that they'd leave the portable, cross-playable version of the same game in japan is foolish, especially considering it's the weakest market for the vita. AND the least likely to spend bucket loads on f2p nonsense they dont need. Japan is the least likely to spend money for digital content whether it be games, dlc, or ingame items. why leave a f2p game like that in a single region? everyone knows americans (of which I am one) love spending money on things that aren't real or tangible (again, of which i am an eager participator). make sense much?
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abc1233  +   1143d ago
"Over ten years have passed since the release of the boundary-breaking Dreamcast hit, Phantasy Star Online, and SEGA is poised to continue the Phantasy Star series’ multiplayer legacy on PCs worldwide with Phantasy Star Online 2"

I dunno, it would be interesting to see this on the vita.
Kamikaze135  +   1144d ago
Was the Vita version even announced when the localization announcement was made? Anyway, I'm pretty sure they were just talking about the PC release. The Vita has a small install base in the US so it makes no sense to release it on the Vita just yet.
Godchild1020  +   1144d ago
The install base is bigger in the US, than it is in Japan. So, it does make sense to release it in the US, because it will be download only. FTP MMO's have been successful on the PS3, so I don't see why it won't be on the Vita. That is according to SOE, the people who brought us Free Realms and DC Universe.
brickcap  +   1144d ago
^ In that case it would be cool.Personally I can't wait to play that game.I will probably have it both on my pc and my vita.Thanks for the link.
pandatomsk  +   1144d ago
I'm with ya there :)
Chrono  +   1144d ago
I'm waiting for the international release of the PC version (next month)!
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GraveLord  +   1144d ago
Who approved this poor quality, badly edited article?
Mister428  +   1144d ago
Yeah, plus it's a duplicate of this one:

http://n4g.com/news/1144974...
JAMurida  +   1144d ago
I still have yet to understand why they don't put this game on PS3/360 as well.
TongkatAli  +   1144d ago
Maybe to help the Vita sell.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1143d ago
dev costs? Sega isn't doing too well these days. They probably thought it'd be a poor investment at this point.

It could also be the fact that they servers that have all platforms connected. Vita server and PC server are the same, so I guess complications between a ps3/360/vita/pc server would arise which they don't want.
SirBradders  +   1144d ago
Cant wait, played the open beta alot and for a free game will be a steal.
PS3gamer4life  +   1144d ago
Aint this game already on pc?
DivineAssault  +   1144d ago
gtn it as soon as it releases.. Why do ppl dislike the vita so much?? Its freaking fantastic!
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timberlander  +   1143d ago
Global Release for this would be a Vita's killer app, plus its free to play! You would just download it for free from PSN and play it as long as you like!

Iam waiting for this, please Sega release this outside Japan if you like money.
abc1233  +   1143d ago
wait, but surely you would need to pay to download it, then I thought it was free to play from there. Maybe I've missed something but how would they actually make any money off this if it's free to download?
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1143d ago
F2P with microtransations maybe? The game itself may have an initial fee like you said though.
abc1233  +   1143d ago
That's possible but I doubt that alone can generate enough revenue, from the trailers it doesnt seem like the budget was particularly small either. Guess we'll have to see
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1143d ago
planetside 2? hmmm..
existenceisfutile  +   1143d ago
I hate to say it. Now I got a reason to buy two Vita's. One for me and a friend if need be. I don't really care at this point.

I can only hope that this is a "legit" accusation. Or me and several of my friends will be severely burned considering where the type when Phantasy Star Online 2 comes out it will be, "Take my money, Take my soul, Take my loyalty."

I'm begging you Sega, do not toy with your fan base.

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