Join early sign-up for the PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta, coming May 14!

**UPDATE 5/10/21** The PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta is now available for pre-download in the Xbox Insider Hub on Windows 10!

NOTE: The PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta begins May 14 at 6 PM PT. Joining now secures your spot for the Closed Beta when it begins.

All Xbox Insiders are invited to participate in the PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta, coming to Windows 10 PC in May, with early sign-up kicking off today!

Get ready, Arks! You are close to embarking on a new era of Phantasy Star Online 2. Our Global Closed Beta Test of PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS starts on May 14th! Continue reading below to learn more about this beta testing period!

Experience the vast open world of PSO2:NGS, set a thousand years after the events of PSO2, for the first time as a PSO2 Global player. During this testing period, we will also collect your valuable opinions and feedback to make the game the best experience it can be.

  • Start Date: 05/14 06:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
  • End Date: 05/16 07:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
  • Platform: Windows 10 PC (Microsoft Store)
  • Early Sign-up Starts: 04/21 10:00 AM (America/Los_Angeles) via the Xbox Insider Hub App


  1. On your Windows 10 PC, sign-in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app (or install the Xbox Insider Hub from the Store first if needed)
  2. Navigate to Previews > PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta
  3. Select Join
  4. Wait for the registration to complete.
  5. At the scheduled start time, return to the Xbox Insider Hub and select Show in store to install the PSO2 NEW GENESIS Closed Beta. Please stay tuned for details on when you can begin installing the game.

This beta period will have a limited number of applicants who can register at a first come, first served basis, so make sure you sign up quickly. Those who join in to play the PSO2:NGS Global CBT will receive a participation reward, to be revealed at a later date.

We would like to thank you all for your tremendous support for Phantasy Star Online 2 Global since its 2020 launch, and we can’t wait for you to experience what’s in store for 2021 and beyond with Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis!

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