Sega Shutting Down Phantasy Star Universe Servers

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All MMO games must come to an end.  In some cases though, it baffles the mind that they would make it as far as they did.

Sega’s Phantasy Star Universe, which was initially released in 2006, is scheduled to shut down on Xbox 360 Servers on September 7th. The cause appears to be from having too low of a gaming population to sustain any new development.  The North American servers were already shut down two years ago for PlayStation 2 and PC due to low population.

It appears to be a logical move by Sega in order to bring anyone that was left on the Universe team to the new Phantasy Star Online 2 game, which is in beta testing as of publishing.  The game will be a free-to-play MMO and will begin releasing this year in Japan on PC, iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita (Vita version coming next year).  No word yet on any Western release for the game.


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