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Black Desert is heading west, launching in 2016 as Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online

Black Desert, the striking free-to-play Korean MMO, is putting its walking boots on a moseying on over to the West, where it would like to be known as Black Desert Online.

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Alpha testing should kick off soon, while the game’s release will happen next year. In the meantime, here’s a pretty teaser trailer. 

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Black Desert Online won’t be a simple conversion with only a language change. Game balance and progression are being tweaked for the new audience along with 2.5 million words waiting to be translated. 

The business model will be different, as well. In Korea and Russia, where it’s already out, the game is F2P, but when it launches over here, it will be more like Guild Wars 2 or The Secret World, where you buy the base game but don’t pay a subscription fee. 

Publisher Daum Games have set up a new teaser site here

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xNuke Avatar
2 Years ago

I've been waiting for this game for quite some time.. Hopefully it's as good as people who play the Korean version say as this is meant to be my next long-term MMO :)

MaliceAlyce Avatar
2 Years ago

Hopefully with less scam and drama than the Russian version.

I've been looking forward to this for some time, so hoping it will turn out better than other imported Eastern mmorpgs.

nu1mlock Avatar
2 Years ago

I played on the Korean servers and never enjoyed it (mostly because the sketchy community Google-translated translation). I'm hoping that will change now.

Hopefully it won't suffer as much pop-ins as the trailer though. Bad way to do a trailer.

SamRothstein Avatar
2 Years ago

Really looking forward to this one.