On March 26th, SEGA has officially announced that the online role-playing game Phantasy Star Online 2 will be released not only on the PC, but on the PS Vita and smartphones as well. The game is planned to be released early summer of 2012, and will be free to play with certain purchasable in-game items.
To sustain the service for as long as possible, solid support is necessary, and the PC platform is the easiest to do that on. With easy to do updates and constant support, the game will also focus on its availability for those who don't have a high-end PC.
As previously mentioned, PSO2's other main platform will be the PS Vita. Both the PC and the Vita version of the game will have a shared data, allowing the player to enjoy the game both inside and outside of your home. The Vita is also capable of a large-scale update that the PlayStation 2 could not do. Since both versions of the game data will be stored on a server, counter measures for cheating will be done smoothly as well.