According to this Kotaku report, Sega is investigating a recent hacking incident in Phantasy Star Online 2. The free-to-play sci-fi MMORPG sequel was hacked so that vital NPCs players have to interact with were out of reach – somehow put on high structures that were well out of reach of players.
While Sega said today that it was investigating the apparent hack, the publisher also said that no player data was compromised in any way. Several Japanese gaming websites are putting the blame squarely on English-speaking players who are allegedly upset that the game lacks global servers.
Those accusations aside, Sega is asking players to report any nefarious activities in-game via the "wicked user" form. Wicked indeed.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently available in Japan for PC, with iOS and Android versions planned for release later this year. The game will also be released for the PS Vita sometime next year. North American and European players will get a PC version of the game sometime in 2013.