PSO2 Newsletter for Jan 31st

The PSO2 Newsletter was sent out today, reporting briefly on the tests. In particular the peak populations.

  • On January 27th there were 19,000 simultaneous connections.
  • On January 28th there were 22,000 simultaneous connections. This was also the day when the entirety of ship 2 was full (you actually couldn’t move between blocks at one point!).

Also a reminder that in order to qualify for automatic entry into the closed beta test you will need to get your character to at least class level 10! This should take you all of 30 minutes of gameplay.

Also, have a calendar!

December Calendar and New Model Reveals

PSO2 newsletters were sent out, so says a tweet by Bonkohara. With it came the calender for December (what happened to the one for November, did I miss that?) and two screen-shots of new default character models. Reposting them here!

FOcaseal
FOnewearl

Both of these will be playable in the 2nd Alpha test. One thing I’m suprised about is given how FOnewearl looked in the concept art I assumed she was wearing some kind of shorts. But, nope, that is indeed a skirt she’s wearing. I guess they did need to design her panties aferall (like they needed an excuse).

Oh yeah and the calendar I guess

Dem ships.

Bonkohara also wants to remind you to sign up to the newsletter if you haven’t already. It’s your choice, really. In fact, don’t! The less of you that do, the better chance I have of getting into the 2nd Alpha! Thanks!

New Page on the PSO2 Site

Well it’s been a little bit quiet on the PSO2 news front for some while, with practically nothing between the graphs and now. As the title suggests, a new page (a fair translation of which can be found on the ever reliable bumped) was added to the PSO2 official site, but it’s just a great big wall of japanese text. Might be interesting if you can read japanese of course. Might be.

The TGS trailer was also uploaded to Youtube. So yeh this video isn’t new, it’s just not “ripped from a stream” quality.

They also put up the October wallpaper. You’ll note that its the same design as the mousepad they gave away at TGS, so if you really liked that mouse pad then you’re in luck! You know, if you wanted it as a wallpaper.

PSO2 Delayed

PSO2 is no longer coming out in 2011, instead they’re aiming for early 2012. Given that we recently learned that PSO2 was considered to be 50% complete, this isn’t too suprising. I’d honestly be suprised if it came out before March 2012, myself. A translation of a statement from Sakai can be found here.

Sega do seem to be putting an awful lot of effort into reassuring everyone that they are in fact listening. Shame this level of care probably won’t be given to their foreign customers.