(Trailer Courtesy of IGN)
Pearl Abyss and Daum Games are getting set to start the open beta phase for Black Desert Online in the East about 11 days from now. In the midst of all the excitement, Western players got a bit of good news as well.
While we've known for a few months now that we would eventually see a Western release for the free-to-play MMORPG (starting with a beta in early 2015), we didn't know how far after that an actual release would come. We figured Daum Games would need some time to set up Western offices since they opted to publish the game themselves in both the Eastern and Western markets.
While we'll still have to wait for a definitive date, you can at least mark the Western release on your calendars for 2015 as well. Sean Hong (CEO of Daum Games) and Brian Oh from Pearl Abyss both confirmed that their goal is to have the full launch sometime in 2015.
This is great news for anyone following Black Desert online...but now the wait begins. Is Black Desert a game that you've been waiting for? Tell us why or why not below!
UPDATE 12/9/2014: Pearl Abyss clarified that actual release is still slated for 2016. It would seem that using the phrase "next year" while still in 2014 can cause some confusion!
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