@Archetype-Luna Yeah, though rn unless a future installment is a full on fresh start... there are just too many things that would get in the way of it all such as how collab items that weren't licensed for the West would be handled or how the authentication form is different between regions.
The only way we could see a 'global PSO3' in the future (2031 perhaps? heh) is if the following things were to happen:
- SEGA developed their SEGA ID system further into a global service usable by other games.
- Used the same server-hosting solutions for the same game.
- Had a localization team working closely with the devs (something that appears to be the case with NGS given there's hints they had begun localizing the game already while its still in development + how the announcement thus far have been seemingly identical to their Japanese counterpart)
Well, in regards to collab items, there could be a restriction of what is allowed to be taken to different regions, unless we are talking about a global release. Then there would probably be a restriction on certain collab items being transferred to NGS. Though, it may be a case of if the item already exists, so as long as SEGA does not redistribute it themselves, it is fair game. Like technically the deals with the collabs end with the distribution period for the items. At that point, whatever exists in game is what will be there forever and neither party has control over what the players do with it. Definitely more of a legal grey zone since the deal was made with only the Japanese server in mind, but it is possible depending on the wording of the contracts.