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’s Russian publishing transfers this week, and we still don’t know the fate of player accounts

Back in September, we covered the surprise announcement from GameNet that it was handing back its Russian Black Desert publishing rights back to...

It’s suddenly spring in Black Desert as Cookie Day arrives

Happy Halloween, have a cookie in Black Desert. No, really, Kakao has kicked off its Cookie Day event, which is an odd choice...

Black Desert Online will show off new Archer class, Drieghan expansion at TwitchCon 2018

The folks at Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced their plans for TwitchCon 2018, where they'll be showing off the...

One Shots: Mercury sunrise

"Like many, when Destiny 2 launched late last year, I played it for a few weeks, then put it away," said Rees Racer....

Get Black Desert for free… if you can get to level 56 during your trial week

Kakao and Pearl Abyss have been touting Black Desert's 10M players number for a while now, but it's popping the bubbly now with...

Black Desert Online rolls out three new in-game events, announces remastered soundtrack

This week, Black Desert Online didn't undergo its regular maintenance, so although there's no new patch, Pearl Abyss is making up for...

Black Desert Online will launch its Drieghan expansion in the West on November 14th

This November, a new expansion is coming to Pearl Abyss's sandbox MMO Black Desert Online. The expansion, titled Drieghan, will release...

Black Desert Online’s latest patch reworks Node War system, kicks off Beerfest event

This week's Black Desert Online patch introduces changes to the game's Node War system, marks the beginning of the three-week Beerfest in-game event,...

One Shots: Gung-ho Gandalf

It's one thing to get a stern talking-to, even when you deserve it. It's another thing when that lecture comes from a gruff angel-wizard...

Battle Bards Episode 128: Seaside port

Why not sail up to our dock and tie your ship to ours for an hour? The Battle Bards return for another great episode...

Black Desert patches in pirate and equestrian events as Pearl Abyss reclaims Russian publishing

Black Desert heard you liked events, so it's trotted out events aplenty for this week's patch: Ride on Time (uggggg, that one...

CCP Games discusses EVE Online as a forever game, its 300K players, and its mobile and big screen aspirations

Variety has a fresh interview with CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petursson on the sale of the company - and its chief asset,...

EVE Evolved: What could the sale of CCP Games mean for EVE Online?

Just a few days ago, we awoke to news so unexpected that it made me check I hadn't time-traveled to April 1st: EVE...
Free me!

Black Desert and The Division are both free to play this weekend on Steam

There was a time when it was rare to be able to try out an MMO without buying it, but these days the majority...
Romantic?

The Daily Grind: So how worried are you about Pearl Abyss’ buyout of CCP Games?

The panic over the impending Pearl Abyss buyout of CCP Games has been palpable for the last 24 hours. The EVE Online...

EVE Online developer CCP Games bought by Black Desert Online studio Pearl Abyss

I bet that's not a headline you expected to wake up to! EVE Online developer CCP Games confirmed this morning that it...

Black Desert counts 10M global registered users, plus news on today’s patch, Pearl Abyss benefits, and the Drieghan teaser trailer

Remember last week when Pearl Abyss and Kakao claimed Black Desert's playerbase had seen a "massive surge" thanks to the game's visual...

Pearl Abyss and Kakao claim Black Desert’s playerbase got a ‘massive surge’ thanks to the remaster

Kakao and Pearl Abyss sent 'round a press release this morning stating that Black Desert has seen a "massive surge" in its playerbase...

Black Desert’s arguably pay-to-win enhancement items enter the game and cash shop today

You might have thought Black Desert would take a little break from its update pace, what with the graphical overhaul it just...
Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.

Reddit erupts over Black Desert backtracking on ‘pay-to-win’ Valks’ Cry items

If you've somehow come all this way in Black Desert's western run without believing there's even a teensy bit...

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