Sega has confirmed that the Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will be free-to-play like its PC counterpart.
Members of the development team confirmed as much during a Q&A session with fans at last week's Tokyo Game Show, dispelling any concerns that Sega might lump a retail price on the Vita edition.
Like the PC version - which which the Vita game will connect - the portable edition will completely free to download and play, available via the PlayStation Store (according to PSF Blog translations, via Siliconera). It will be an online-only game.
The Vita version was announced in March when game producer Sakai Satoshi confirmed that Vita players will be adventuring alongside PC players on the same servers and will be able to play the same character on both versions.
The PC version of the free-to-play action MMO game will launch in North America and Europe next year, but Sega is yet to confirm the Vita and mobile versions for release in The West.
Check out a Vita-specific gameplay trailer here.