Fan-Made Phantasy Star Online Remaster Now Has A Playable Demo

Eating dinners in front of the Dreamcast, getting into drama-filled fights with “friends” who stole my rare, avoiding codebreaker users who could black-screen your game and corrupt your saves…for a lot of us, the original Phantasy Star Online was more than a game, it was a life-changer. It was a console MMO back when the idea of even a PC MMO was a relatively new concept. Free of charge and incredibly addictive, it caught hold of gamer’s attention and never seemed to let go. For those who were around back then, it holds a lot of nostalgia.

This is why a fan going by the name “Glader” has made a remastered version of that original classic, and just a few days ago, posted a playable demo of it on Reddit.

Though the demo lacks many of the game’s core features, it isn’t meant to be a complete release. Rather, it is proof that Glader is making progress and that such a project is possible. Ultimately, Glader’s goal is to make the game playable online. This will create a much more malleable and user-friendly version of the game that will be easier to modify than the notoriously sloppy work-arounds that PSO: Blue Burst requires.

You can follow progress of the project (as well as submit suggestions) via the PSO World forums or its Mod Database page.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Fenrir007
    July 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    The modding community astounds me… Such a complex project! I never got to play any of the PSO’s online, except the PSP ones very briefly. I feel like I missed out. I’d love to correct that.

  2. NeoTechni
    July 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    No direct link?

  3. Andrew
    July 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Oh boy, that video is so very old. When it was only just a titlescreen lol.