Judging from the new Story campaign, I think we'll be getting 4 during the summer.
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I got into Phantasy Star when a friend brought over PSO I & II for Gamecube eons ago, and we played offline constantly. Year later, I was in the Blue Burst beta, and then Phantasy Star Universe. Played PSO2 on the Japanese servers until they gave gaijin the boot, so I'm VERY GRATEFUL to Sega and Microsoft for making this North American release a reality.
Quite frankly, I'm just impressed that the plan is to have content come out simultaneously for JP and NA. As someone who played PSOBB and PSU, Sega has NEVER given us content at the same time as Japan, so that's a pretty huge commitment.
My cousin won't touch PSO2 until it's on PC, but we've waited damn near a decade for this, I think he can manage a month.