News on Phantasy Star Online Episode I and II from the good folks at PSO World.
GameSpot interviewed Charles Bellfield of Sega of America today. When asked if PSO Ep: 1 & 2 will be pay-to-play Bellfield replied, “Yes, there will be a subscription service for PSO Episode I & II. Of course, that may change–it may be free.” It’s likely that if enough of us speak out against paying to play the game online, Sega will make free.
In addition the same interview states, that Mr. Bellfield killed the idea for cross platform online PSO. When asked if the idea was feaseable, he said no, citing the reason as the fact X-box live will be a closed system, but said that in the future Gamecube and PS2 should have no problem connecting.
From: PSO World