@Zeke Seems like only PS4 JP has a standalone option at the moment, even the PC JP version is having both PSO2 and NGS together, with options to download everything at once in the launcher or download the PSO2 data while playing NGS (no option for NGS standalone at the moment).
Do you think it's because they got the graphics engine update for pso2 already, as opposed to us getting it on top of new genesis?
We have to get the engine update for the characters to work in NGS. That is one of the reasons for the NGS graphics update in pso2. At least that's what they've been saying.