• Petitioned John Cheng @ Sega of America, Jurgen Post @ Sega of Europe (Sega West)

This petition was delivered to:

John Cheng @ Sega of America, Jurgen Post @ Sega of Europe (Sega West)
Naoya Tsurumi @ Sega of Japan
David Shin @ Sega of America
Satoshi Sakai @ Sega of Japan

Regarding Phantasy Star Online 2 NA/EU: Localization and Release

    1. Eric Jeter
    2. Petition by

      Eric Jeter

      Pensacola, FL

July 9th, 2012: Just five days after the official release in Japan, the official announcement for Phantasy Star Online 2's NA/EU (West) version was made. The official press release stated a release date of "2013" with some sites, including PSO-world.com, one of the largest English Phantasy Star fan communities, reporting "Early 2013". Following this, SEGA of America created a "Teaser" site (www.pso2.com), and a partially translated demo was presented at PAX 2012. Since then, there has not been any updates regarding a release.

It is now two months into the year 2013, and fans are still awaiting some news about the western release of PSO2. Many fans are excited for the western release, however, the silence from SEGA has raised concerns with the fans.

Many questions which fans have remain unanswered:
Will the game feature dubbed voice work? How complete is the text translation? Will the mobile phone and Sony Playstation Vita versions also see release? Will there be a gap between content the western version has upon release and what is currently implemented in the Japanese version?

The fans understand that it requires time, money, and resources to create a localized product that both developers and players will be satisfied with. We want to see Phantasy Star Online 2 succeed in the west. We ask that you would be so kind as to give us an update of the current progress.

2012年7月9日、ファンタジースターオンライン2が日本に開催されてから5日間後にファンタジースター オンライン2の英語版が2013年の頭にでる発表されました。それからはpso2.jpが立ち上がれ、PAX2012年に簡単なデモが見せられた以上は日本外のリリースの情報はいっさい出てません。

2013年になってからもう3ヶ月が経ち、ファンはまだ進行報告を待ってます。皆は出るんだと信じたいです が、セガからの情報がなくてファンが不安を感じるようになってきました。

まだ知らないことが多く、ダビングの言語の選択は可能?翻訳はどこまで進んでる?モバイル版とPS・Vita版も開催されますか?コンテンツは日本と比べて遅くくるんですか?

ファンのほうではゲームの開発は開発者とプレイヤーが満足できるようなゲームをローカライズをするにはかな り時間と金が必要だとわかります。こっちこそファンタジースターオンライン2をアメリカとヨーロッパで成功 させたいのです。ゲームの進行はどこまで進んでるかわかるように、せめて状況を知らせて欲しい です。

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    1. Fans voted 25-14 to close petition

      Eric Jeter
      Petition Organizer

      It is unfortunate that I am writing you today. The vote passed 25-14 to discontinue this petition, and therefore will be closed.

      You can read my full message here: http://www.pso-world.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204785

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    2. SEGA Of America announces "Delay" of PSO2 West

      Eric Jeter
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/25/4146658/phantasy-star-online-2-delayed-in-north-america-sega-confirms
      As you can see, SEGA finally said.... something.... which isn't much at all, except for the obvious, since it is way past early 2013. No estimated time frame, no reasons or excuses.... nothing.
      I posted a poll here: http://www.pso-world.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205873
      If you guys/gals believe we should continue with this petition, then do so by going to the link provided above.
      At the moment, it looks like the fans are speaking up and saying we have done all we could do, and wish SEGA would just communicate more with their fans. There is not much time left in the poll, so act quickly.
      I just wanted to go ahead and thank you all for your support. This petition would have never happened without you. I'm glad there are many fans, as well as myself, who want to see this game localized in English.

      Phantasy Star Online 2 delayed in North America, Sega confirms

      Phantasy Star Online 2, Sonic Team's online action-RPG which launched for Windows PCs in Japan last July, has been delayed in North America, publisher Sega told Polygon today. The game never received a formal release date in North America, only being targeted for an "early 2013" release.

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    • Samuel Crumpler MODESTO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I've been a fan of the Phantasy Star Online series for the longest time, it's one of my favorite MMOs, and I'm immensely fond of PSO2 and what I've played of it. I still very eagerly await a US release of the game.

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    • Andy Moeller ROSENHEIM, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      I love this game

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    • Stephen Greys VIDOR, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Phantasy Star Online's success in the west wasn't nearly the same as in Japan, however I believe things aren't like they were in the dreamcast/gamecube era. I've played BB for pc, many still do, and it would be a mistake to not release pso2 in the west. The biggest concern is for SEGA in the fact that if they don't come through, and show us they still care about their western audience then their fan base will surely fall drastically. We don't want to be put on hold, especially with a game such as this. Thank you SEGA for your time

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    • maddy Morningstar GENEVA, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      because this game is sweet and i want it in my language

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    • Kim Lee DIAMOND BAR, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This game would do very well, especially with the F2P craze in the western market right now.

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