IP Blocking Issues Reported on JP Servers
It is now official. There is an official English version of Phantasy Star Online 2 running, but not in a predominantly English speaking region.
Instead, it’s Asiasoft officially launching English service of the Sega and Sonic Team developed MMO in six Southeast Asian regions. Those in the West are able to get access to the game via this link, and if desired, no longer have to rely on fan translations of the original Japanese game.
That may not be a bad thing, as reports are surfacing that indicate IPs in the newly launched regions are now being blocked from accessing the original Japanese servers. It’s unclear whether this is affecting Western gamers who, to this point, have only been able to play PSO2 on the Japanese servers. It should be noted that PSO2 JP’s terms of service require a player physically be present in Japan to play on the local servers. That said, VPN workarounds are available.
We’ll let you know if there’s any word PSO2 officially coming to the West.