black desert

Official Site: Black Desert (EN), Black Desert (KR)
Studio: Pearl Abyss/Daum Games
Launch Date: March 3, 2016
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Sandbox
Business Model: B2P (Cash Shop) in the West (F2P elsewhere)
Platform: PC

Black Desert PC releases the Awakened Woosa today, plans Awakened Maegu for June

The awakening has come for another one of Black Desert's classes, as today's new update for the PC version sees the Awakened Woosa class...

Black Desert showcases the Awakened Woosa and Maegu classes in new videos

Now that we have a hard calendar release date for Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light expansion here in the west, Pearl Abyss...

Black Desert’s Land of the Morning Light expansion launches in the west on June 14

Finally, we've got a hard date for Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light expansion: It's rolling out to the west on June 14th....

Black Desert drops a boss trailer for June’s Land of the Morning Light expansion

Pearl Abyss is pushing onward toward its June launch for Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light: The latest is a brief trailer zipping...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your monthly MMO budget?

Unless you are fabulously wealthy, you probably maintain some sort of budget for your discretionary expenses, and if MMOs had their way, they'd claim...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2023: Black Desert and EVE Online revenues continue to decline

Pearl Abyss' flurry of promotion and trailer drops this week might have been an early clue that its Q1 wasn't looking so hot, and...

Black Desert’s Land of the Morning Light expansion will launch in June – here’s the new trailer

Just yesterday, we noted that while we knew Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light was still on the way, we still didn't have...

Korea Tourism Board uses Black Desert’s upcoming Land of the Morning Light as ad campaign theme

We all know that Black Desert is a Korean MMORPG. We also know that the Land of the Morning Light update is on its...

Black Desert studio Pearl Abyss on DokeV’s ambitions and market diversification

On this week's MOP Podcast, we happened to mention that Crimson Desert is several years delayed at this point, so it's rather convenient that...

Black Desert ends PC spring server May 10, tweaks console classes, and adds new party rush on mobile

If that headline didn't clue you in, this week has seen yet another bundle of updates for every single edition of Black Desert, so...

Desert Oasis: Returning home to Black Desert Online

Back in October of 2020, I penned a column about the worst week I’ve ever had in Black Desert. The series of unfortunate events...

Black Desert revamps the trading lifeskill for its console edition

The virtual economy is the lifeblood of sandboxes like Black Desert, so when Pearl Abyss puts a trading skill revamp front and center in...

Global Chat: Black Desert is the MMO sandbox to beat

Those who wrote off or skipped by Black Desert on the way to other MMOs may be missing one of the best sandboxes on...

Black Desert PC makes a long list of improvements to the Archer class and ramps up treasure drops

If you play the Archer in Black Desert on PC, then this newest patch is pretty much just for you, as it introduces a...

Black Desert PC makes further tweaks to trade, Black Desert Mobile adds umbral chaos gear

It's time yet again for another bundle of Black Desert news coming out of the PC and mobile versions of the MMORPG, with the...

Massively Overthinking: How to alienate your MMORPG playerbase

I am not a Pokemon Go player, but I can't help but stare at its many trainwrecks thanks to the detailed coverage of our...

Black Desert brings the Maegu class and spring season servers to console, refines the trading life skill on PC

It's time to get foxy in the console version of Black Desert as this week's patch has introduced the Maegu class and all of...

Black Desert: PC tweaks the Maegu, console preps for her arrival, and mobile launches the Igneous

Pearl Abyss is having a busy week in all corners of Black Desert. Here's what players on PC, console, and mobile can expect out...

Ship of Heroes’ arrival on Steam is imminent as Heroic is still planning launch in 2023

Earlier this year, we noted that superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes was eyeing an arrival on Steam, and as of today, it's finally happening. Or...

Black Desert brings more materials to PC, changes Wizard’s model on console, preps a US in-person event

This week brings more goodies to multiple versions of Black Desert, but perhaps more interestingly are extra details for an next in-person event that...