Back in September during Pearl Abyss’ IPO press conference, the South Korean company reps let loose with a ton of information about the state of the studio, including the fact that it’s working on four more MMOs. “Two games are in development [and] aim to be released in the second half of 2018,” CEO Kyung In Jung told investors and reporters at the time. “The other two aim to be released in 2019 and 2021. All of them are in progress to be network-based games with high-quality graphics by using the self-developed engine.”
Now we’ve got a tease about two of those. As MMO Culture reports, one of them is a global mobile MMO – and it’s not Black Desert Mobile, as its setting is apparently quite different. It sounds like an all-ages social game rather than a competitive one, with a goal for meeting other users.
The other is apparently a MOBA, though PA founder Dae Il Kim says it still counts as an MMO as he argues – this is MMO Culture’s paraphrase here – that MOBAs are “a compressed form of MMORPG.” It’s also not Black Desert-flavored and will probably aim for consoles.
All that said? Apparently PA is quick to reassure players that its main focus is still on Black Desert and its mobile version, so no need to panic there.