To be honest it likely will not even be evident. I hopped on the Asian hosts and did a low level quests with a pal of mine and there were plenty of people playing in Japan even though Phantasy Star Online 2 is just 7 years old to them. I strongly advise people do not do PSO2 Meseta this, in the future it'll be worse. Content is being fast-tracked, so the"fresh start feeling" will hardly last anyways. You need to play the server with Phantasy Star Online 2 gamers, which means you can find items on the auction house easier. This is with reference to gacha things and such, moreso. If you perform on the more populated boats, these items may not exist after a few months. The few who do would be expensive for most Phantasy Star Online 2 players to even consider buying them. You need to be on the boat with the Phantasy Star Online 2 playerbase, so you can easily combine public parties doing the EQs/Events. The grinds are long, and all this content will be tracked throughout this calendar year, so you won't be behind some of the Phantasy Star Online 2 players nearly at all in a month or 2. On the JP server, there are tons of people in the midgame who you can still join with on any content. If I truly get the itch, I guess, I believe I have the JP version. It has English Translations (albeit not for all ). And now that I think about itThis may be a better choice. PSO2 is popular in Asia/japan, etc. and has not died since it's launch in 2012. But, I don't know whether it will have the same recognition in NA. When it fails, microsoft might shut the servers down down the line. There's a chance the servers may get taken offline Should Microsoft lose money from server upkeep/maintenance compared to the earnings from MTX. And of course that the JP version is current with much more content. They cover rent would be paid by Microsoft just like a business. The building owner does not just say"package up it" and if they did you'd find a new storefront. In this case, that Google or could Amazon cloud solutions. Not that it'd happen either, Microsoft is likely to depart their zillion dollar blur solution. No they can not, but it's difficult to say they aren't involved with it coming into NA. There is a probability that they aren't paying for servers, or got payment from Microsoft to make this happen, or both. Phantasy Star Online 2 has been on Sony merchandise. Their big selling point was that there'll even be a version on Vita, all that will use the exact same account, although sure PC later, and too Switch. There's absolutely no talk about other releases launch no PC launching date, on pso2 buying meseta Xbox and it comes to NA, and demands a Microsoft account? Clearly Microsoft has to do with Phantasy Star Online 2 than being a support provider for the servers.