Users who downloaded the latest update for Phantasy Star Online 2 have reported random files being deleted from their hard drives.
Bugs can be fun and even advantageous at times, allowing you to do things in a game that you were never supposed to be able to exploit. Then there are bugs like the one that arrived with today's update of Phantasy Star Online 2. It's less the fun kind of bug as it is a "erase random files from your computer" kind of bug.
The Oracle fleets has long explored the universe, searching the stars for suitable planets to colonize. Enter the universe of Phantasy Star Online 2, create a character and engross yourself in an epic sci-fi adventure as you an your friends embark on an epic adventure into the unknown.
The update, of course, wasn't designed to do this. It was instead simply supposed to implement new content that would make the game better. Upon downloading the update however, several users have reported free HDD space appearing on their computers that wasn't there before. In some cases entire games, including titles like Battlefield 3 and Final Fantasy XIV, have been completely erased. Sega, in turn, has halted distribution of the update while it figures out what went wrong and issued as an apology.
This is, of course, all somewhat irrelevant to North American and European gamers as Phantasy Star Online 2 has yet to receive a release date for those regions. The game's state of western release limbo has been a source of consternation for many a Phantasy Star fan for some time now. That said, we're going to say, that today at least, the game's current Japan-only state may have been a good thing today.