@Leonkh99 said in Why didn't they pick up where the first PSO left off?:
Every mainline entry from PSU onwards, regardless of the name, are meant to be taking place in their own separate universe. During each "mainline" era, the identity of the Phantasy Star franchise is based off of whatever mainline title's active, Phantasy Star Portable isnt called "Phantasy Star Universe Portable" nor is Phantasy Star Nova called "Phantasy Star Online 2 Nova" (exception to this rule is PS0).
PSO1's story concluded in Episode 3 (which is chronologically the last Episode)
PSU's story concluded in Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity.
PSO2's story may be concluding with Episode 6.
Whatever comes next, be it PSO3, PSU2 or say... Phantasy Star Galaxy (made up name), would be taking place in its own separate universe with some common elements carried over (currency is still Meseta, Rappies are present, same three races and classes to start us off is present, etc).
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