Black Desert’s remastered edition looks and sounds amazing

    
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Black Desert fans have a good reason to be excited — after all, when was the last time that the MMO you played got a massive visual and audio overhaul? This past weekend, players got a chance to see (and hear) what Black Desert is going to look like when the Remastered edition arrives on August 22nd.

Pearl Abyss wrote a summary of the Remastered showcase, discussing the (even more) realistic graphics on their way — ooh, cloth simulation! Volumetric clouds! — that will be sure to make your jaw fall on the floor.

As for the audio, Black Desert is remastering more than 220 music tracks with the help of three orchestras. “The atmosphere and world of Black Desert were expressed with soundtracks that felt heavy and mellow,” the team said. “It was to the point that some of our adventurers told us that the NPCs in Black Desert all seem depressed. So we decided to transform the black and white music in Black Desert to full-color.”

There was a lot more discussed at the showcase, including changes to the story and leveling experience, the Male Ranger class, the ability to snipe while hunting, and the addition of the region of Ordilita.

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Arsin Halfmoon

*moves soapbox from last thread*

Sure, it looks great, but no graphics patch is going to make this any less of an eyesore.

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Arktouros

Wasn’t there also someone in the last thread talking about the game is in shambles because Heidel is empty as well?

I’m really glad I never got into game development. One person tells you the game is in shambles because there’s not enough people in towns anymore only to read about how there’s still too many people and they’re an eyesore.

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Arsin Halfmoon

Haha yeah, its hard to please everyone! But man, hopefully they do something to scatter the playerbase a little more. I honestly could not stand that termina waterpark event because of all those tents stacked on top of each other

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rafterman74

I love to shit on games as much as the next person, but the new orchestrated music sounds great. The new UI will also be a welcome addition as the old one isn’t very good. I’d also like to point out that for as great as BDO looks in screenshots it’s a mess in motion. Even at the highest graphical settings the shimmering and pop-in are awful. Hopefully the new graphics address this issue.

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Arktouros

Neither is addressed with the new settings.

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khaoslbc

So instead of fixing the lack of content and progression flaws, these devs decided to make the game prettier? These korean devs are so lost and shallow, a trash can will always be a trash can even though you painted it a different color.

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Yaner

Proof that the newer generation of gamers do indeed prefer graphics over gameplay. People are so flabbergasted by the new graphics to realize that the gameplay itself (the biggest problem with the game) has not even changed. Before anyone says anything I have a lot of hours into BDO, but quit once I got to the end game which can only be described as an imbalanced grindfest that favors whales over legitimate players. Nodewars are a laggy teleportation fest with a massive gear score gap allowing one player to kill a whole guild single handedly.

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Ben Stone

Most of the before pics look better to me. Just lots of blurred anti-aliasing and extreme bloom?

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Dug From The Earth

seems like it. Cover up flaws with blur and bright glowy visuals so you cant see them

Pop-in looks like its still there as well.

So basically, this game went from the “Amazing game to take screenshots in” to “The amazing game to take screenshots in… with lens flares”

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Mykal Quinn

Dangit, had my hopes up for a second.

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Ben Stone

Don’t get me wrong, its a good looking game, and the reflective surfaces look nice now. But they just maxed out all the post-processing effects I usually minimise or turn off in the options (or force disable if it doesn’t give me a choice).

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Tandor

I quite liked the look of the game when I tried it out a few months ago, and it certainly seemed different to most and also had a steep learning curve which I prefer to the dumbed down stuff we mostly get these days. However, that said, the main problem I had was that the combat was ridiculously trivial including pretty well one-shotting boss mobs that I was warned in the quest text needed a group. I gather that changes around level 30 as I recall, but it deterred me from continuing as did the knowledge that at level 50 (I think it is) the game becomes open PvP with no consensual PvP servers. That’s an automatic turn-off for me.

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Arktouros

I one time played BDO and a tree’s foliage popped in out of no where in the distance and I had to uninstall the game right then and there. How dare they offend my eyeballs with such an affront? Don’t they know who I am? Of course now to this day I make sure to 100% make a comment anytime BDO or BDO Graphics are brought up about that time to make sure everyone is aware such a travesty can occur.

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François Verret

It’s about time they gave this decrepit game a lift.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Looks good, but yes, I’m super excited that they’re finally going to delve into what happened to the male elves. They’ve given us hints in the past but not the full story.

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Rhapsody

BDO doesnt look good in motion,it has atrocious pop-in, this video shows static scenes and panning camera angles for a reason.