Pearl Abyss drops new Crimson Desert screenshots and design notes


So, other than MOP’s Carlo (who’s absolutely losing his mind over the game), who’s hyped for Pearl Abyss’ Crimson Desert? Because the Korean mega-studio is cranking up the ol’ hype machine for the upcoming MMORPG, which it announced just a month ago at G-Star. The official website has been updated with a chunk of new info and screenshots, including reiteration that the game started out as a bit of a lore prequel for Black Desert as we suspected, “but during development Pearl Abyss added more unique and original elements to Crimson Desert that gives the game entirely new lands, narratives, and characters.”

“Story & Theme – The character featured in the Crimson Desert key art is Macduff, son of Martinus. He’s the leader of a band of mercenaries, struggling with the responsibilities of leadership and the survival of those who rely on him.

Character Development – Throughout the lands of Pywel, each character has their own unique backgrounds and tales to tell, affecting everything from the decisions they make to the gear they equip.

Singleplayer & MMORPG content – Crimson Desert offers an immersive single-player campaign teeming with engaging quests based on the exploits of many mercenaries you’ll find available for hire. In addition, fans can expect a vast amount of more online multiplayer content as seen in traditional MMORPGs.”

PC and console beta is still slated for 2020, which is pretty fast turnaround for an MMO that’s only been in production since last year. Check out the new pics!

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Source: Official site, press release
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