The character creation screen is often one of the most overlooked aspects of a Free-to-Play MMORPG. While there have been some shinning examples (TERA, Aion and APB come to mind), options for the creatively obsessive have been comparatively limited. That is until the sandbox MMORPG Black Desert makes its way to the west and shatters any preconceived notion as to what a “good” character creator is.

Ahead of the MMO’s second Korean-only closed beta, Pearl Abyss, the studio behind Black Desert has released a new video showcasing the games extensive character customization. Options range from adjusting every nuance of your characters muscle structure to changing individual locks of hair and even coloring each pupil (including its shape) separately. Once a player is done, they can manipulate their character into their very own unique pose.

Black Desert’s 2nd closed beta will begin on April 22nd, with no word yet on a western release.

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  1. GMAlonzo on April 10, 2014

    Looks good, but i guess nobody played Eve online which is always the best.

    • muckguppy on April 14, 2014

      yeah eve online has an amazing char gen, pity it’s so under utilised in game.. no walking in stations!? NO BOOZING WITH MY COMPADRES IN THE CANTINA!?


  2. ZhaoYun on April 9, 2014

    just like Ren said goodbye spending hours for creating a character hello for spending days on a creating a character this is more detailed than even aion where u can even make celebs and stuff dam i am so playin this game when i upgrade my pc by the end of this month

  3. ao on April 9, 2014

    goodbye world of warcraft

  4. RenTheRose on April 9, 2014

    great now instead of spending hours in the character creation ill spend days

  5. Jooq on April 9, 2014

    And again, all females look like freakin models n sht ) What the hell is this ) Except that big fella with beard, others look like fashion podium army. Don’t get me wrong, pretty women, big boobs n ass are awesome, but these heroes are fighting there, with monsters, where blood n dirt, and all kinds of stuff ) They should create skill : Use make-up. to explain these clean looks )

  6. Nexle on April 9, 2014

    EVE online’s character customisation is better!

  7. Fallenwing on April 9, 2014

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    • hovsep on April 9, 2014

      you sure type as a foreigner…

  8. Fallenwing on April 9, 2014

    검은 사막 !!
    Black Desert !!

  9. Luizjrs01 on April 9, 2014

    Character modelation simulator

  10. Zero on April 9, 2014

    Am I the only one who wanted a male Elf Archer? Cause I would want that as a Male Efl and being able to be a Archer……

    • uhh on April 9, 2014

      yeha only u, not many homos here

      • Blow me on April 9, 2014

        yeha only u, too many assholes here.

      • Altaijr on April 10, 2014

        Speaking of sexual gender, are you feeling sexually satisfied by an animated female(?) character? Let me emphasis on that: ANIMATED female character.

    • Payback on April 14, 2014

      Elf makes a terrible archer. Unless you’re a wood elf.

  11. CBByl on April 8, 2014

    I’d probably play the game just to make characters, looks so fun..

  12. The Authorizer on April 8, 2014

    Hello. I am The Authorizer. And, I have authorized these features of the Black Desert game.

  13. takerukun on April 8, 2014

    the character graphics are on par with vindictus, so go check that game out. the characters look truely alive it’s insane.

  14. kasaxhasunohana on April 8, 2014

    Is it weird I see this and say “Well, there goes all there budget. Poor gameplay.” or am I just cynical after years of f2p mmo let downs? Hm..I shall wait to see more.

    • extasist on April 8, 2014

      Gameplay does look nice, korean version gameplay is on youtube.

    • Eviil on April 9, 2014

      It doesn’t take much to have features unlocked to the public to modify their characters. Its like if I was a a character creator and I wanted to implement some of the tools I use into the character creation itself, just a limited one.

      • hovsep on April 9, 2014

        well if irs not that hard then why the hell dint the other games do it after all those years

    • altaijr on April 10, 2014

      Speaking of budget, the game is plagued by gender-locked classes.

  15. Razer on April 8, 2014

    First time I’ve ever seen graphics in a Korean game that wasn’t at least 3 years behind everyone else.

  16. overkill on April 8, 2014

    ugh… just loading that game will make my computer explode…

  17. iPoorWePoor on April 8, 2014

    my graphics card… ;-;

    • vixion on April 9, 2014

      hahaha i just got an R9 280X to run this beauty and a bunch of other online games coming out this year with amazing graphics!

  18. Mounted!! on April 8, 2014