E3 2017: Black Desert confirms Xbox ports for 2018

We’ve known Black Desert was coming to consoles for a long time now; the first teases landed last year, with confirmation as recently as March. Kakao took the pre-E3 shows to announce that console for the imported sandbox is indeed happened, at least on Xbox One and Xbox One X, Microsoft’s long-teased $499 Project Scorpio powerhouse. While BDO will be an Xbone launch exclusive, it’s probably a safe bet to assume it’ll come to the more popular PS4 eventually too.

Expect the whole shebang early next year, after the launch of the X. The trailer’s down below.

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Angel of Def

Fun game ruined by an obvious RNG system used to entice players to pay for shortcuts like Artisan Memories. Oh you spent 6 months camping b.gloves? Awesome, now spend 300k per upgrade item (Black Stone Weapon) then when the attempt when fails causes 5 durability loss, then pay 750k to repair 1 durability, unless you spend 10 bucks and buy 6 A.M.’s! Then you can repair 3 durability per 750k! Once you finally get it to Duo, have 50 fail stacks, you still have a chance to fail and put you back at PRI, me oh my fun!!

Nope, I don’t need a second job, I need a game that is fun.. Yes I am salty. /shrug. Can’t find a decent sandbox without a cash shop that causes the game mechanics to be purposely overly RNG.

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Toy Clown

To be fair, earning silver in the game is as easy as setting up a worker empire and afk fishing while sleeping / at work, or grinding out mobs. Artisan’s can also be obtained with loyalty. It takes 4 log in days to obtain an artisan.

I used loyalty for about 4-5 months to buy artisans, and used the relics I obtained through afk fishing to upgrade my equipment. I also used my worker empire to make the items I used for creating failstacks, which increased chances of success.

Yes, sure you can dump money and “have it now”, or you can play the game and obtain it the same things overtime.

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Necromonger

I to ended this game due to the horrible pop-ins….
I tried playing with settings for hours and hours and then i just gave up for the 5th time.

It made this otherwise fun game a total no go as it just sucked the immersion and fun right out of the game.

Oh dint mention the extreme 30 euro costume prices did i ?
Well now you know :P

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Dug From The Earth

Might just be fancy video work, but the Xbox One X version of the game seems to have significantly less pop-in than the PC version.

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Arktouros

It’s almost like….it isn’t as big of a deal as people make it out to be…:thinking:

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Dug From The Earth

Not sure how your comment was spun off of mine. Pop-in is a HUGE problem for many PC gamers. Many simply refuse to play the game because of it. Can you name ONE other mmorpg that people wont play because of the pop-in? I cant, and im a huge stickler for things like that.

My post was to point out how the xbox x version of the game seems to have an improved engine or something, making it look BETTER than the pc version. Either that, or deceptive video manipulation to hide it.

Not sure how you can say this isnt as big of a deal as people make it out to be

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Arktouros

I don’t think anyone doesn’t play Black Desert because of the pop in.

I think people don’t play Black Desert for a myriad of other reasons and then cling to myopic reasons like pop-in as their excuse.

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Dug From The Earth

<— Im one of those players who doesnt play because of pop-in. I love the game play, I just cant stand how awful the trees, bushes, shadows, rocks, grass, etc popping in all over place is in the game. Its super distracting and completely ruins game immersion for me.

… and, Ive read many a posts with other people saying the same thing.

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Arktouros

I just can’t imagine people that petty, that myopic, that absurd that they’d allow such an insignificant aspect of a game get in the way of the other 99.999999% of the game. The other 99.999999% they claim to simultaneously “love.” Especially when it’s been equally shown that such pop-in methods are used in a variety of other games for the better part of the last 6 or so odd years and are used even in modern games as well to various degrees. When you reach that level, there’s usually something else there they just aren’t willing to admit to.

Edit: Also, I don’t expect you to actually admit to anything, it’s cool. I just always get a kick out of the Queens from the Princess and the Pea fable complaining about pop in.

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Dug From The Earth

Lol… dont like something? Its because you are petty!

What it really comes down to is this:

Someone has a different opinion than you. Belittling them for it, doesnt make you right, or them wrong, or make something real or fake.

Everyone has their own reasons for why they play games.

Mine is a mixture of many things, including visuals.

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Arktouros

The key to this box has always been logic and reason. Disregarding 99.999999% of the game because of a minor graphical glitch that, in addition to varying from computer to computer’s settings, has zero actual impact on the rest of the game lacks both.

If you wanna stick to your guns that you felt that pea and it just made your whole experience miserable that’s great. It just, ya know, doesn’t make any sense what so ever.

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Dug From The Earth

1. its not a glitch. Its an intentional thing. The engine is poorly designed, more so than many other engines. Yes, pop-in happens in many games, but not to the extreme level it does in this game. Just because it bothers me, or other people, doesnt mean YOU also have to be bothered by it.

2. The only logic and reason that factor in to playing games is “Do I enjoy X, Y, and Z of a game”. Trying to add more sophistication to it so you can make use of the word “myopic” one more time in attempts to make those with different likes and dislikes than you feel somehow wrong for having their opinion, isnt going to change this.

Otherwise, everything you choose not to do in life, every food you wont eat, book you wont read, show you wont watch, car you wont drive, or shirt you wont wear, are also all because you are petty and have a nearsighted view of things.

its most certainly not because your opinion is your own, and you choose to do things based on what you like or dislike, thats for sure. /sarcasm

I do find the irony in someone calling my opinion “myopic” because they cant put themselves in my shoes to understand it.

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Sushi Maru

I don’t believe you. You are not playing for one of many other reasons. NO one does not play a game they otherwise really like because of some minor graphical issues like draw distance or terrain rendering speed, especially when they are such a small distraction in BDO to the point you don’t notice it.

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Dug From The Earth

Glad there are people out there like you, to tell us how we all actually feel, despite any evidence to the contrary.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Sally Bowls

” Kakao took the pre-E3 shows to announce that ” but the box art clearly shows Pearly Abyss. What is usual? I would expect the publisher’s name to be there.

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Melissa McDonald

Logging in yesterday I was surprised to see a dozen servers listed as “crowded” and one as completely overrun. This game is apparently doing quite well in player base. It wasn’t that crowded at launch!

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Toy Clown

Since Steam and Striker release.

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Lethality

It’s been overrun regularly since Steam, and before that I can’t even remember a day where every server wasn’t at least “crowded” at all times for months on end.

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Jack Pipsam

I was watching the Xbox E3 and I thought during the clip that “hey, I think I know this…” then boom! There it was, Black Desert.

Cool stuff, hope it does well. More games on Xbox the better.

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Zander

Since the Steam launch, the server performance and connection issues for everyone have been bad. Would they be so brazen to add console users to the same hub of servers?

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Arktouros

We don’t know if they’re coming to the same server hub? If I was a betting man I’d imagine they would set them up as a separate region entirely like KR is to NA. I did hear talk at one point though mentioning Black Desert Online going global though but that was a while ago.

But real talk, them servers though. They really need to address it.

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deekay_plus

i only notice it in dialogue menus spamming r to speed through quests. but it’s definitely an odd lack of responsiveness.

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Arktouros

The lag is predominantly around the item looting system at this time. This heavily affects things like grinding and pets not picking up loot, which you notice with high end pets, or especially during lifeskill activities where you’re just looting items entire time basically.

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deekay_plus

ahh ye i kind of noticed that the rare time i stopped to loot in my mad dash to catch up on my dk last night.

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sarna2

I am sorry Bree, but the correct terminology is not the Xbone, but the BoneX. Indeed, I am really looking forward to playing with my BoneX, through many long,hard sessions.

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Jack Pipsam

XBox One X = XBOX. It’s now full circle!

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deekay_plus

i loled.

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Melissa McDonald

yup… 2017 has been the Year of the Console MMO. Finally they are powerful enough and the servers can handle it. Sony using Akamai and Microsoft’s uber-powerful Azure cloud have a lot to do with it.

I think it’s a good thing.

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Orenj

Repeat after me…

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deekay_plus

azure isn’t necessarily better or more powerful for this sort of thing than any other cloud service. just generally more expensive than say aws, but a bit easier to configure + familiarity of windows server for the more newbish set vs being stuck in nix cli hell on others(tho various linux flavours are available on azure).

we’d be on aws still for our guild stuff (mumble, minecraft, etc) but one of us gets free azure credits from his work to use however he wants so it’s basically free uber reliable hosting that is superior to anything from teh likes of multiplay and kind.

the consoles, even the upgraded ones like scorpio and ps4 pro are still relatively low end in terms of the latest pc hardware iterations but amd has done such a great job of holding back performance improvements in the cpu sector over the past 7 years that the netbook teir cpu’s in the consoles are viable enough for mmo gaming with not as bad as previous generation corners cut. tho do very much expect cut corners to get that 60fps running if not requiring pro/x versions of the consoles for this game and more to come.

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Melissa McDonald

I feel pretty sure Microsoft can leverage Azure as they want and need to. It’s extremely powerful. Doesn’t mean someone like you will get preferential treatment, though.

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deekay_plus

wut

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deekay_plus

been playing this game the last few days as guildies got into it randomly and gave us the hardsell and twisted our rubber arms.

class balance from the two classes i’ve sampled so far (ranger and DK) is incredibly imbalanced to a massive degree to the point i rerolled and got arefund for the outfit i bought for my ranger.

leveling has been fast so far. i was playing casually on my archer and got to 22 ish in about 3 maybe 4 hours of slack questing. last night on the DK not reading quest text and having a better understanding of the auto path feature and not having cut scenes thus far i did it in about 2.5 hours.

they seem to hand out gold like candy sometimes for no apparent reason at all, but the market place spam indicates that the millions of gold i have now are a drop in teh bucket vs end game items.

they have a very liberal refund policy on cash shop items in which they will refund no questions asked unused consumables and any non consumable item within 72 hours for the cash shop currency. i also got my ticket resolved this morning in under an hour.

the LOD pop in is still very real even with w/e setting box iticked to make it better. but i am coping as best i can.

either class i’ve played the combat is probably the silliest i’ve ever played wildstar included but at least it doesn’t put me to sleep like tera’s “True action combat” does. XD

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Arktouros

Class balance is a mess and it’s really hard to get a feel for a class until you get challenged. By “challenged” I mean it starts becoming difficult for you to kill and also might be killed by the monsters. With no enhancements this happens around 35 and with the bare minimum enhancements (+7 weapons, +5 armor) it’ll happen around 45. Gear greatly matters when this happens as with people with my kinda gear (which I can twink down) I don’t really get challenged till 50-55. Even then characters shift dramatically at 56 with Awakening. Using your two classes as an example, Ranger becomes a very glass cannon melee DPS with her Awakening sword and DK becomes more of a ranged bomber nuker instead of a tanky melee.

They changed leveling many times over and made it faster. At release it took days to hit 50 and 52 was a super grind, then it was 55 was a super grind and 50 was a few hours, and now with good gear you can pretty much level 1-50 in a few hours, 50-55 in a few hours, and 55-56 in a few hours. It scales from there however and the real slough sets in 56-60. The important thing to remember is level really only matters till 56 as it’s mostly your gear that limits what you’re capable of doing.

Yeap. There’s no trading, but this game will shower you with free stuff. It’s kinda neat really.

I generally would avoid purchasing anything character specific till you’re locked into a character. You have 30 days access to the Olvia channels which are 100% XP boost at all times (same as weekend buff). Take advantage of it and cycle through characters. Early cash shop purchases should be focused on account wide things like Value Pack, Pets, Maids, Bank Slots, etc. Then once you’re set look at weight or a costume.

They’ve upped their game on the customer service front for sure. I had similar experiences with buying the wrong maids and them returning them to me within a few hours even on the weekend.

Honestly I’ve doubt you’ve really had to do anything combat wise yet. Most of leveling my DK I could spam SHIFT+LMB or SHIFT+F and everything would just die. It wasn’t till I hit 50 and had to start surviving and doing damage that I had to start using other combos like F, F, SPACE, F then SHIFT+LMB or SHIFT+Q or SHIFT+F etc. That can vary character to character, but until you reach a point in game where you’re challenged you don’t see how cool the combat system can be. I mean I practically leveled my entire striker just spamming RMB at first lol…

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deekay_plus

i was just joking that on the DK i can just spam right click and kill everything until i run out of mana then spam left to regain mana . XD

but in terms of available skillset so far at least at 20-22 range DK has so much more mobility than ranger and can take more hits even with fewer armour upgrades while leveling.

tho yeah will stand the test once hitting higher level, tho we plan to group farm at around 50 so …

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Arktouros

Honestly I never played a Ranger because the class didn’t appeal to me but apparently the big ticket skill for them doesn’t really come till around 46 I believe with “Ultimate: Charging Wind” otherwise known as: “SHOTGUN.” after that it’s a lot of sliding/evasive fire back and forth left and right while blasting SPACE for a huge burst of damage. Until then it’s like super bad to grind, which is why I keep mine at level 6 as a negative karma alt so I can suicide kill her over and over to derank gear.

DK is a super solid choice all around. They have a lot of defense and mobility and their Awakening is top tier strong. I still am leveling mine to 56 for the family fame unlock and found the “F, F, SPACE” combo to be the bread and butter later on (Unveiled Dagger, Hidden Strike, Pervasive Darkness) for survivability, sustain and damage.

Group farming isn’t bad. This game is one of those games that you can take super, super SUPER crazy seriously but no one really recommends people do that. Everyone who has done that largely ends up quitting. Probably more efficient to farm solo, but having fun with friends is honestly more important.

The real question is what stage you get to. There’s always stages people quit BDO. You got the “not impressed” quit before 50 crowd. Then you get the second stage where people realize levels don’t matter and they gotta grind for money for gear and get tired of that and quit. Then you hit the next stage when you gotta start going past DUO gear and the fails can be real there as you start flushing down millions on failures (none of my friends have gotten past that stage LOL). Then you got the people who just kinda stick with it like me :)

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BalsBigBrother

BDO on console is a good thing but I notice the UI isn’t shown at any point.

For the sake of the console players I hope that they redesign the UI specifically for them. For the sake of the PC players I hope any redesign is available as an option for those that want it. The PC UI has got to be the most obtuse, user unfriendly thing I have ever used in an mmo period and this is coming from someone who played FFXI. Which lets be honest isn’t great either but I would take it over BDO any day.

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Arktouros

If I had to guess they’d probably do some sort of combination of shift controls and ability to toggle the mouse and control the mouse with a stick/touchpad.

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agemyth ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

It was cool to see a honest-to-goodness MMORPG (a sandbox even!) get its two minutes on stage at one of the major platforms’ E3 press conference.

The rebranding from “Black Desert Online” to “The MMORPG: Black Desert” or perhaps meant as “Black Desert: The MMORPG” is funny but makes sense. Adding “Online” to game titles doesn’t make much sense anymore. Will we see this change reflected in the PC version? Doesn’t really matter, but it would be cool if we could just call the game Black Desert.

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