Back in June, it was reported Korean developer Pearl Abyss was in talks with an unknown publisher to bring the studio’s upcoming sandbox MMO Black Desert to western regions. Now, foreign games review site Steparu has just confirmed publishing duties for the North American and European versions of Black Desert will be handled by Black Desert’s current Korean publisher, Daum Communications.

As far as we can tell, Black Desert will be Daum’s first attempt at publishing a title in the Western market. The company is most famous for being one of South Korea’s largest web portals, and already acts as the official publisher for other notable titles in South Korea, including SOE’s Planetside 2.

Pearl Abyss has already been shown to have an English client in the works, but the publisher reveal did not come with any additional information regarding Western beta dates. Meanwhile, Black Desert’s third Korean closed beta test will take place sometime in late August to September. After the closed beta wraps up, Pearl Abyss will conduct the Open Beta test a few months later.

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  1. ao on July 28, 2014

    “black desert will never be released in the west, it will never happen” YOU FUXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  2. ao on July 27, 2014

    “black desert online will never be released in the west, it will never happen” YOU FUCKS

    • KINGSofGames on July 29, 2014

      ikr that what they said about blade and soul online 10 years ago

  3. The clown on July 25, 2014

    awesome not a Western publisher fcking up korean games

  4. Red on July 24, 2014

    That game is honestly beautiful. If they fix a couple of things, it’ll be damn near perfect for now.

  5. Crowbrah on July 24, 2014

    Did any one notice the character on the left of the picture? It looks like a specific character from Game of Thrones. Can you tell which one it is lol? Just a coincidence though I assume but has a very uncanny likeness. Hint, this tall masculine woman helped Jaime Lannister get back to Kings Landing under the orders of Lady Stark.

    • BOOM! on July 24, 2014

      Well you can make your character look like you if you want soo…

    • Mystika on July 25, 2014

      I dunno…that looks more like a man (maybe even closer to Jaime Lannister (season 1), than Brienne of Tarth.

    • Angel on July 25, 2014

      It’s a male for sure 😀 lel

  6. marocan on July 24, 2014

    nice game..;)