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Takao Miyoshi Talks Phantasy Star Universe


Hey folks. I'm the new guy, and this is my inaugural post. My inaug-u-post, if you will. Enjoy.

During E3, the fine people of PSO World sat down with Takao Miyoshi, producer of Phantasy Star Universe, and asked him a few questions. The interview covers some of the new features in the game, including race specific special abilities, player controlled vehicles (!), and the new player lobbies. The new lobbies will actually encompass entire cities and can host up to 1,000 players. The vehicles are varied and include tanks, jet skis, and even mountable beasts that breathe fire. When asked about the possibility of cross-platform play (the PC and PS2 servers already support it), Mr. Miyoshi said only, "It is actually something that is not finalized." Not finalized? That means there's hope right?

Whether or not 360 owners will be able to school PC and PS2 players, they can rest easy in the knowledge that voice chat will be 360 exclusive when the game ships this fall.

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1. inaug-u-post... hmm. the new guy huh.

Posted at 10:52PM on Jun 14th 2006 by mr half glass empty 0 stars

2. sounds good i like the idea of fast vehicles and lots of people.

Posted at 12:16AM on Jun 15th 2006 by frankydanky147257 0 stars

3. mr half glass empty, eh? Only half a glass and nothing in it? You're one depressed son of a gun aren't you.

Good post Dick.

Posted at 2:04AM on Jun 15th 2006 by Tim 0 stars

4. Give the guy a break! He has to try to impress dickheads like you all day. Not an easy task!

Posted at 2:50AM on Jun 15th 2006 by djphatjive 0 stars

5. As a game designer, would you like to steer the franchise further towards an offline, epic story-driven game, or do you feel that the perfect balance between offline and online play has been struck with Phantasy Star Universe?

Posted at 5:08AM on Jun 15th 2006 by Pit 0 stars

6. More & more I am thinking that Psu360 will have its own seperate server. I just hope they are trying to allow microsoft to do what they did when it came to FFXI.

Posted at 7:44AM on Jun 15th 2006 by Captain Jebus 0 stars

7. Welcome to the club Richard :)

Posted at 8:01AM on Jun 15th 2006 by Curry 2 stars

8. Welcome on board, Richard !

Posted at 8:46AM on Jun 15th 2006 by Fielin 0 stars

9. lol @ djphatjive -- bravo!

Welcome to the party Richard =)

Posted at 11:18AM on Jun 15th 2006 by adamsb 0 stars

10. As long as I can play it on Xbox 360 and it's more fun than PSO 1&2, I'm happy.

We are short on good non-Final-Fantasy RPGs for any console.

Posted at 12:20PM on Jun 15th 2006 by SuicideNinja 1 star

11. Why would anyone want to play w/ ps2 and pc ppl on te internet?? It's stupid!! Nothin like ps2 players trashin your connection up. Plus non of those platforms will be using headsets?? Why do u wanna play were your talking and others are typing or vise-versa? Thats just my opinion.

One more thing, the more ppl (platforms) playing PSU that gives them more of a reason to charge more on monthly maint. fees.

Posted at 12:30PM on Jun 15th 2006 by Razor_1138 0 stars

12. The fee wont go up too much, in Japan it should be around 8-10, I am betting it will be that or almost exactly taht here. I think they deserve it though, considering PSU is turning out to look like a really great game.

Posted at 11:47PM on Jun 15th 2006 by Captain Jebus 0 stars

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