Bad news for those hoping that Daum Games would see the light and keep Black Desert’s borders open to all nations: The publisher will indeed be slapping IP blocks on the upcoming sandbox that will keep gamers from outside countries from playing.
Daum posted a statement on the matter: “Our territory license agreement with the developer Pearl Abyss is limited to the following areas: Europe (excluding Turkey and a part of Russia) and North America. In other words we will not provide service to players outside of our territory.”
Daum said that Pearl Abyss might be pursuing other markets and that Daum did not want to interfere with that. Daum told MMO Culture that it is striving to provide “clarity” on countries affected by this decision.