Phantasy Star Online 2 goes free-to-play, mobile versions in works

Along with the standard PC version, Phantasy Star Online 2 was confirmed to be heading to PS Vita a few weeks ago. Now Sega has dropped a fresh batch of details (via Andriasang) on the game’s pricing model as well as yet another new edition of the upcoming MMO.

As a first for the series, PSO2 will be free-to-play, leaning on the micro transactions for in-game items model to make its money.

An iOS and Android version of the game has also been confirmed to be in development. It won’t be identical to the Vita/PC versions which have cross platform play, but will share data and stats with them. Sega says that this will be a simplified version of the experience, so expect it to be a companion to the other two versions more than anything else.

The PC version of the game should go online in Japan this summer, with the smartphone adaption coming at the end of the year and Vita version following in 2013.