It seems like Sega is hell-bent on making every platform in the world a home for its upcoming game, Phantasy Star Online 2. To encourage the players (at least Japanese gamers) Sega has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be free to play in Japan on the PS Vita.
However, there are some restrictions for those who play the game for free such as; Vita players will be limited to only certain shared areas with PC players and will also be unable to play the game in any sort of offline mode. Players will also need to swap memory cards to change accounts, as the free version is tied to the PSN account information stored on a memory card.
Will Sega be just as unselfish when it comes to the western shores? Only time will tell. The game is set to launch in early 2013.