Pearl Abyss announces three new MMOs: Crimson Desert, Plan 8, and DokeV

    
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Well, it may have been a little bit spoilered by leaks around the internet, but it’s official now: Pearl Abyss has just formally announced three of the games it’s currently working on. PA, of course, is already well known as the purveyor of Black Desert and last autumn added CCP Games and EVE Online to its roster. Here’s what we’ve got:

  • Crimson Desert: Core MMO fans, this one’s for you. PA calls it an “open-world MMORPG set in an epic-fantasy world” where “in a war for survival, three tribes will fight for control of the Pywell continent.”
  • Plan 8: Pearl Abyss is calling this one an “exosuit MMO shooter.”
  • DokeV: This one’s characterized as a “collectible MMORPG for all ages,” with several former BDO devs working on it.

And of course, the studio is also talking up Shadow Arena, which as we learned last month is basically the PvP battle royale mode originally added to Black Desert this year but then pulled out when it devolved into hacking and banwaves that proved too much for the game. It’ll now be a standalone product, with closed beta on the way soon.

Pearl Abyss says it’ll be releasing more info on all three during its Pearl Abyss Connect 2019 presentation at G-Star next week, and this year, it’ll be streamed live as a “significant departure from [PA’s] first franchise, Black Desert.”

Source: Pearl Abyss press release

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butterpanda888

I’m excited to see more on all three of these. The MMO community (except for Massively) is so negative lately. I just wanna be excited.

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GamingSF

Black Desert is a beautiful game but forced PVP flagging isn’t for me, if Crimson Desert were to make this optional then I’d be interested – they clearly know how to craft interesting worlds.

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Khrome

All 3 games will have huge potential at their core, just as Black Desert did, and still has.

All of them will be ruined by the hyper aggressive monetization scheme PA has become known for. If a game feature doesn’t directly tie in to more sales of *something* in the cash shop it will either be completely gutted or removed entirely.

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Daniel Miller

I will be at gstar next Saturday. Lets hooe unlike last year you guys don’t rage when i share the games.

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Bruno Brito

Who the fuck are you?

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

So basically BD2, a Destiny-clone and a pokemon-like(or gacha-like) mmo? Yeah… no.

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Koshelkin

An interesting way to go about it.. let’s develop a new title to encourage people to make all their cash shop purchases a second time. At least I’m pretty sure that Crimson Desert will have a similar monetization as Black Desert. I made my share of microtransactions in BDO, gladly as I had alot fun with the game, but sure as sure PA won’t see much more money from me.

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Roger Christie

Bleah.

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Krista Allen

I’m interested in Crimson D, but with PAs monetization, I’m leery. If it’s a BDO clone with action combat, and heavy cash shop, I’d be a tad sad, but any new MMO is reason to celebrate

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rafael12104

Cool. Looking forward to next week then.

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Henrique Zózimo

That’s a whole new level of recolor in gaming industry.

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Pino Cecchino

Remember the time when they said Black Desert was studied for the generations to come and the heredity of the account? that was getting upgrade after upgrade in the years? Well they don’t probably, welcome “crimson” desert..

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Krista Allen

So BDO 2? It’s cool that CD will have factions, and 3 not two!

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Bash

Crimson Desert core mmo? you mean another pvp centric mmo gankbox/survival style?
i’ll pass….

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Baemir

What are you talking about? BDO is very far removed from a “gankbox” (Mortal Online, perhaps Darkfall RoA) or a survival game (Rust, Ark, Atlas).