Just Deserts: Pearl Abyss Close to Bringing Black Desert to NA and EU

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor June 16, 2014

MMOCulture is reporting via a Korean website that Pearl Abyss is "in the final phase of negotiations" with a well-known publisher in North America and Europe to bring Black Desert to Western shores.

We ooh-ed and aah-ed over Black Desert's character creator a few months ago and loved the flashy (and MOUNTED!) combat, and it's been one of the few Korean MMOs to achieve widespread interest in the West in recent years.

What "familiar" company do you think would be the best fit for Black Desert in the West?

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In this article: Black Desert, Pearl Abyss.

About the Author

Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (44)

Nextard and Aershit 7 years ago
Yeah guys Nextard and Aershit are obviously the best choices and 100%--I mean 100%--we want Electronic Asshit to publish this. Please.

Goldbryan 7 years ago
Webzen maybe? Or maybe even Perfect World, or maybe even a new company based only on Black Desert

Bloodyhell 7 years ago
Apparently half of you idiots have never played an MMORPG outside of Maplestory and TERA.

You've named a few, trashy companies to publish these games.

SOE would be a decent publisher, Trion Worlds wouldn't be terrible either.

You goons keep saying things like Nexon and Aeria games. What the hell is wrong with you? These aren't shitty f2p shooters or sidescrolling MMORPGs. The developers of Black Desert won't hand it over to some money grabbing company. I doubt there'll be much of a cash shop in this game, as asian MMORPG developers and publishers are realizing that no one likes that shit, except for cosmetics.

no1curr 7 years ago

Sandragon 7 years ago
Yay! :D I've been following this game since I've heard of its early development. I'm sooo excited for its arrival in North America!

VikITA 7 years ago
probably nexon

Found it somewhere 7 years ago
Q: What items can we expect in the cash shop if the game goes F2P? Will there be EXP potions?

A: Costumes, consumables (cosmetics, furniture), no there will not be EXP potions we’re very focused on ensuring our game is not P2W. We’re still talking over if we will have a cash shop, while we leaning more F2P, we are considering many other options.

LordNoX 7 years ago
NCsoft is the only publisher i would be happy with. Lineage 2 was my favorite MMO and Aion isn't that bad either. Both huge success and NCsoft at least knows what they're doing. Also, no P2W shit from them.

bruthsaw 7 years ago
I would have to say En Masse or NCsoft. Although it would be nice if NCsoft got B&S here sometimes in the next year... or 2...

blackone 7 years ago
there are several:

1. EA = Will ruin it with DLC craps and bad decisions and forcing release dates
2. Trion = Will ruin it the casual way and charging a lot of money for stuff that was once free and invite only to get actual testers in and not just streamers to stream the game
3. SOE / ProSieben = Pay2Win incoming, no support and ruining the experience with an overall bad service
4. Gameforge = Do i have to say anything else here? That company is lead by random guys not knowing a single thing about games
5. Nexon = Bad publisher with 0 community work when it comes do decisions
6. Aeria = Pay2Win and fooling players with false advertisement
(7. Steam, but it's more a distributer, that takes 20% off of every purchase made)

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wakawaka 7 years ago
The sad part is that the only reliable EU & NA host I can think of is Nexon, and they're known for destroying a game's economy.

Beam Linking 7 years ago
When linking to another player, it activates unique powerful skills. You can also use it on Mobs. It will interrupt and stun them in most cases.

Rawasa 7 years ago
@Vec1ple you are right but its both depending on the other group members positon it can grant either a buff or an ultimate skill for example TRIANGLE FORMATION: buff, ZIG ZAG: ultimate skill. <-- just an example btw.

Eviil 7 years ago
What in the hell is those beams that I keep on seeing before each attack. If thats required to do anything thats retarded LOL. Otherwise looks great.

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Rawasa 7 years ago
TRION= 250 bucks for CBT access for Black Desert (archeage is $150).

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Marius 7 years ago
Trion Worlds is a good publisher they did a fantastic job with RIFT as free to play.

CByl 7 years ago
PLEASE just be it a good publisher! I have hopes in you Pearl Abyss!

Jooq 7 years ago
And I've came back from Swordsman CBT (it's started), and wanted to say that game is total bs :) But this is (as always) my opinion, so you can try and decide for yourself. As for Black Desert, looks nice and I wanna try it before I judge :)

fatgamer 7 years ago
Looks like this game will get all the players that would play b&S. Considering this will have more customization. I suppose that will make it even more likely bns won't come to the states or eu. Along with their bull shit statistics they made up

King 7 years ago
I would say steam, there really isnt any good publishers for F2P games. All companies are hunting for money.

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gorak 7 years ago
best mmo i ever played (aion) i hope thare ever will be a aion 2

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xeqtr 7 years ago
the best choise have ether been ncsoft or en masse, they have hade verry big success with there games sins they whent free to play. they have good servers good comunity

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RenTheRose 7 years ago
more then likely EA they have the resources to put on a project like this and are very fast on the uptake when new games come out I don't think they will handle the customer services part well but they do a good job on the sever side I would like nexon to take It tho or arial games I think both are very community active with events so I like them more

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Jimi Brown 7 years ago
Looks shit....MOUNTED ^^

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