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They already posted about it here: https://ngs.pso2.com/news/announcements/update20210611#D
It was announced 10 days ago.
Plan to be implemented on June 30, 2021 (Wed)
Yes they are upgraded to work with NGS increased polygons, updated texture maps and re-rigging for finger poses
@BrokeSadMillennial The Renew Collections so far are starting outfits from Phantasy Star Online 2, character outfits, or some very popular outfits being remade to fit in New Genesis specs (these are referred to as N-Type outfits on the Japanese side).
By fitting into New Genesis specs, it typically means that the model quality is higher (more polygons, better cloth physics, fitted to use the new lighting engines, having more coloring options, support for moving finger animations, and so on). The Japanese version has already had five of these scratches in preparation for New Genesis as they had the Graphics Engine update that allowed them to take advantage of New Genesis' graphics engine ahead of time as well as the new character customization and creation sliders and features.