Black Desert is getting crossplay support for Xbox One and PS4 on March 4

    
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It turns out that Pearl Abyss wasn’t quite finished with the huge Black Desert rollouts, even after a 2019 that saw the PC game come to PS4, Xbox One, and mobile. Today, the South Korean MMORPG studio announced that crossplay is coming to the console versions of the game.

To be clear, that means crossplay between PS4 and Xbox One, not between console and PC or mobile. As MMO players (and readers of our Desert Oasis column) will already know, the PC version here in the west is several years ahead in content of console, but the two console versions have been leapfrogging each other to keep up, causing many grumbles from both playerbases. With crossplay – and parity – those grumbles should go away.

The rollout is set for March 4th, so you’ve not got long to wait, though it’s not entirely clear how the servers and naming situations will sort themselves out yet, so we’ll keep you posted as we learn more. There’s a brief new trailer down below!

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Arktouros

If there’s ever Crossplay between PC and consoles then I would be extremely happy.

Also again, Mobile is basically an entirely other game. It uses all the same world and all the same characters, skills, but all the mechanics are largely different and improved upon.

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Jarette Domongatt

Its moving towards that direction, no doubt.

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Arktouros

I dunno you still can’t even link your Steam account to your launcher game account even.

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Vunak

I would feel bad for Console players being thrown into the same arena as PC players. It would be like throwing NA/EU onto he same servers as the Korean population. They would get stomped into the dirt by the way higher average AP/DP.

Not to mention just the sheer limitations consoles have against PC players. Console isn’t going to run at 144+ fps which we all know is a massive DPS increase over 60FPS.

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Arktouros

The only thing scary about players in KR is if the server was located in KR and trying to play across the world like that. Otherwise my 288 AP works just as well as theirs.

Things such as 144 FPS etc is irrelevant if you do it properly. For example we can look at how Destiny 2 handles cross save and I can go log into my Xbox and play Destiny 2 account but it would be against only other Xbox players.

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Vunak

288 AP is low for them. That was their low tier bracket for the last PvP tournament they did. Which is what I mean. The average gear score for KR is much higher than NA, just like PC would be much higher than console. But nice flex.

That might work in Destiny 2 but BDO is an open world game. Unless you want to bring in tons of instancing which kind of destroys the purpose of BDO. Everyone knows more FPS = more DPS in BDO so having console players fighting PC players with 144+ FPS is a huge disparity in damage that can be done.

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Arktouros

288 is low here in our own tournaments with numerous high end players in the 300+ range, but way to compare to the literal extreme top end 1% of a game population. That doesn’t reflect the average player nor can KR be “that” much higher considering 288 range is mostly TET+ armor and accessories with PEN weapons. Wasn’t a flex as anyone who’s been playing this game for 4-5 years like NA/KR should have that much AP.

Yes yes yawn FPS = DPS but again you can throw that argument into the garbage can where it belongs because as I already wrote you’d still keep the people playing on Xbox with Xbox the difference is the progression you have on your account would be able to travel with you platform to platform. The only thing you would have to consider the impact on the economy as you would be able to take advantage of both markets which could potentially provide some sort of advantage (IE: Prices cheaper/higher on one market compared to another).

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Vunak

Kind of but 288 isn’t low here overall. The average GS is much higher in KR than it is in NA. If you think otherwise you are delusional. Which would be the same for PC vs Console players.

You can yawn at fps = dps all you want but it’s a massive problem with BDO and its engine. Which is why they tried to fix it years ago by limiting everyone’s FPS to 60. But it caused a lot of other issues.

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Arktouros

The only one delusional thinking here that the average KR player is all PEN and vastly ahead of every other region. Over the last year with Central market and other changes it’s been extremely easy to close the gap on our KR counterparts. This was by design so areas like Ordylita or the new 280/290 pirates areas and such weren’t solely for KR players. The gear gap is largely gone at this point.

I can yawn because it’s obvious now over the last 3 posts you skim what I write but don’t actually read or understand it. Your argument is nonsense, if you read what I actually wrote you will understand why.

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Vunak

The average GS of KR is higher than NA. The average KR player has more gear than the average NA player. The central marketplace has definitely helped players gear faster but it also helped KR players gear faster.

You are talking about some serious technical account work for PA, which as you pointed out they cant even get Steam and web accounts linked. Not to mention that doesnt alleviate the GS difference of PC players to XBOX players. If a PC player starts playing on the XBOX servers and his gear etc. Is ported because he/she is on their Xbox making it so those XBOX players have to deal with PC players on their xbox.