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Sega Fact Sheet
Ship Date: Winter 2000
Prepare to enter the sprawling sci-fi fantasy universe of "Phantasy
Star Online," as quest-seeking players from across the globe unite
online via SegaNet. When the first "Phantasy Star" installment
launched on Sega Genesis, it amazed gamers with detailed 3D labyrinths,
vast free-roaming landscapes, and endless hours of non-linear gameplay.
Building upon its legacy, this new story begins with a scout crew descending
from space to investigate an explosion on the Phantasy Star planet.
Being the first fully networked console-based RPG, "Phantasy Star
Online" for Sega Dreamcast will create a community unlike any other.
Allowing up to four people to take part in each mission, this is the
largest amount of participants per quest that have ever been possible
for a console RPG. Using their own ID numbers, players will coordinate
their adventures in this expansive world by using a special feature
to alert and attract other players who want to partake in the proposed
quest. Communication involves a translation-based "keyword"
system using a standardized set of phrases and symbols which enables
players of all nationalities to interact with one anothers sans the
language barrier impeding gameplay. Developed by Yuji Naka and his Sonic
Team, whose members include some of the original "Phantasy Star"
developers, there is no doubt that fans of the franchise will be pleased.
- The first fully networked multiplayer RPG for a console via SegaNet
- The game will support up to four players in online games
- Standardized set of phrases and symbols allow for global interaction
- This milestone setting four-player mission is the largest amount
of players per quest that have ever been possible for a console RPG
- Developed by Yuji Naka and his Sonic Team, whose members include
some of the original "Phantasy Star" developement team
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