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Phantasy Star Universe - Join the Xbox 360 beta today

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Press release

SEGA Europe, Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the Phantasy Star Universe multiplayer open beta for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be available for free download on Xbox Live Marketplace starting on today.

Gamers worldwide will be able to play the newest addition to the epic sci-fi Phantasy Star series during a free-trial beta download period that will run for until October 18th, 2006. The beta will be available for download until Sunday 15th Oct. Phantasy Star Universe offers the best of both worlds through an exciting action-packed RPG single-player story mode and a rich online multiplayer experience. The Xbox 360 open beta program gives players a chance to preview online multiplayer mode and is open to all Xbox Live Gold level account members.

Additionally, SEGA announced that the GUARDIANS License will be available for purchase on November 24th, 2006 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, and PC online users. The GUARDIANS License enriches the single-player story mode by enabling gamers to meet other players, strike up alliances, and embark on a huge variety of online quests within the Phantasy Star Universe environment. The GUARDIANS License will be available at €9.99 (£6.99) per month.

With a GUARDIANS License, gamers can fully experience the new customisable and highly interactive features in online mode including character creation, My Room (personalised online space), expansive interactive lobbies, shops, and new missions. The GUARDIANS License opens up a universe filled with robust regular content downloads including brand new quests and other additions.

Phantasy Star Universe will be released on November 24th, 2006. For more information please visit www.phantasystaruniverse.com/

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I should clarify my statement a little bit, I didn't have any problems downloading it as such, it downloaded this morning really quickly.

The problems lie with actually playing the game, I tried it around midday and all I got were error messages telling me I couldn't connect to the remote server. I gave up after about 10 minutes of trying.

I've just checked a few other sites and it seems some people are indeed playing now but some seem to still be unable to connect. Being an online game, having trouble connecting is a pretty big issue. Should you find you can't connect your only other option is to quit the game!