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

Pearl Abyss has delayed Crimson Desert indefinitely

Earlier this month, when Pearl Abyss emerged from over six months of silence on Crimson Desert to post a mocap video, we speculated that...

Black Desert opens the summertime Night Market, tweaks the Atoraxxion dungeon, and updates its TOS

It's time to celebrate the summer season in Black Desert on PC. The Terrmian Night Market is now open, and players are being encouraged...

Black Desert’s Atoraxxion dungeon is live for PC and console today

As promised, Atoraxxion has rolled out to Black Desert's PC and console versions today. What's Atoraxxion? Why, it's the game's first-ever traditional co-up dungeon....

Black Desert sets Atoraxxion launch for July 21 as console counts 3M players

I'm sorry to report that Cursed, the Netflix TV show that Black Desert collaborated with on a whole patch last year, has been canceled....

Pearl Abyss is building an art center in order to ‘create more realistic and cinematic games’

It appears that publisher/developer Pearl Abyss is very serious about making its upcoming titles as realistic as possible. How serious, you ask? Try spending...

Global Chat: Exuberant over SWTOR’s combat styles

The recent announcement of this fall's Legacy of the Sith expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has (as expansion announcements tend to do)...

One Shots: Fight for your right to party

When a Star Wars: The Old Republic player wants to party -- and with an expansion on the way, it's as good an excuse...

Black Desert talks up a rather vague 300% increase in daily players

Fair warning: The information in this article is going to frustrate you. That's because Pearl Abyss has released relative numbers for Black Desert, claiming...

Black Desert PC adds a buff-granting otter pirate and details the summer season server

Have you ever been the recipient of a sea shanty as sung by a piratical otter that grants you some XP buffs? No? Well...

Black Desert PC hands out a code for free boost items and makes several Corsair fixes in latest update

Black Desert on PC is all about raking in the booty this summer with the launch of the Corsair and the boost-filled summer season...

Desert Oasis: The key takeaways from Black Desert’s Heidel Ball 2021

It's been a busy two weeks for Black Desert Online. The past week saw another Arena of Arsha event, this time with trial characters. And...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMO house of all time?

You folks know I love MMO housing systems, and in fact, we've been crowning the MMOs with the best housing systems for years. But...

Black Desert’s Corsair is finally here to take all your booty

Avast ye landlubbers! Break out your sea legs and practice your best swashbucklin', because Black Desert's Corsair isn't going to go on a date...

You can make your Black Desert Corsair right now (and play her next week)

On this week's podcast, we were discussing how few pirate classes there are in MMORPGs despite pirate NPCs being in pretty much all of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 327: Ducks all the way down

Justin and Bree discuss WoW 9.1, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO Classic, RuneScape Mobile, and Black Desert's Corsair, with adventures in Final Fantasy XIV, WoW Classic, Albion Online, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on developer promises and skills we learned in MMOs.

Heidel Ball 2021: Black Desert announces summer season server, shows off new Corsair class

Earlier this morning, Black Desert held its digital Heidel Ball event, which was stuffed to the rafters with announcements and reveals. At the top...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Atoraxxian dungeon is a good idea, but will it last?

Burger and Fries, Mario and Luigi, Garfunkel and Oates. Are there any other iconic pairs? Oh yeah! RPGs and dungeons. Be it the sprawling...

Black Desert teases Heidel Ball reveals including a Dark Knight figurine and the Corsair class

As we've reported before, Black Desert's Heidel Ball will once more be a digital affair, but that doesn't mean there won't be plenty of...
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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Black Desert updates the central market, opens up family names from deleted accounts

With Black Desert's Heidel Ball just a pinch over a week away, the devs busy with a flurry of promotional bits - not to...