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

Massively Overthinking: What are your MMO character customization dealbreakers?

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Back in February, when BlizzConline was at its height, part of the World of Warcraft community lost its mind over the revelation that Blizzard...

Desert Oasis: The problem with Black Desert’s season servers – and how to fix it

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Black Desert's had some exceptional growth over the past year. What I've always liked about this game is that it's never tried to be...

Black Desert cancels spring season server, plans ‘growth server’ for newbies instead

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There's a ton of Black Desert PC info rolling out this afternoon. First up: Seasons are about to go away for spring break, literally....

Battle Bards Episode 189: Spooky and Magical 3

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Is that a chill creeping down your spine? Did your ears just perk up at the hint of fae music in the trees? Is...

Neverwinter’s Sharandar: Iron Tooth episode has officially launched on PS4 and Xbox One

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It's a happy week for console MMO players, as not only can Black Desert consolers begin designing their very own Sage, but two big...

Black Desert releases the Sage class on PC, introduces Life Skill Mastery and Caphras Stones to console

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PC players of Black Desert can now rock enemy faces with the power of cubes. Today's update has introduced the Sage class to the...
Find the path.

Global Chat: RIFT’s melancholy birthday

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Any MMO's 10th anniversary is a significant milestone and a reason for celebration, but for RIFT's birthday, this year is more like a funeral...
Not alone any more.

Black Desert just revealed the new Sage class on its afternoon stream

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On its splashy reveal stream this afternoon, Pearl Abyss took the wraps off the latest playable class in Black Desert: The Sage. "Armed with the...

Desert Oasis: A brief history Kakao Games, Black Desert’s former PC publisher

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It's been a busy couple of months for Pearl Abyss and Kakao games. While Black Desert players knew about Pearl Abyss taking up self publishing...

Black Desert players vote on next GM events as latest PC update brings new quests and plump pufferfish

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What sort of GM-led events will PC players of Black Desert be seeing next? Well, if the results of a player poll are any...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...

The Stream Team: Black Desert’s 5th birthday bash

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Today Black Desert Online turns five, but this time the party's at Pearl Abyss! Massively OP's MJ is ready to celebrate this milestone while...

Black Desert opens Star’s End on console, introduces tainted monsters on PC, and teases the Sage class

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Black Desert is once again hitting us with all the news. We'll begin with the console version of the game, which has introduced the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 311: The day the MMOs died

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Justin and Bree discuss Anthem Next's demise, Defiance and Gamigo's MMO purge, DDO's big news, Black Desert's free-play, Riot's MMO, and mobile Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO, City of Heroes, WoW Classic, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on post subs, Valheim, and MMOs as they used to be.

Black Desert Mobile announces the arrival of the Shai and a new PvP mode in March

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The little character with a big boomerang is headed to Black Desert Mobile. Yes, the Shai class has been officially confirmed for the mobile...

MMO Business Roundup: Apple’s Steam subpoena, CCP on the cheap, and Valheim’s 4M

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Welcome back to yet another MMO and MMO-adjacent business news roundup - it's the season for these shenanigans, you know. Valve and Apple: Remember earlier...

Black Desert has officially transitioned back to Pearl Abyss – and now it’s free-to-grab for two weeks

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Black Desert was supposed to be back up last night, but if you stayed up for the Pearl Abyss relaunch, you know that it...

Kakao Games bids a fond farewell to fans as Black Desert publishing officially changes hands to Pearl Abyss

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Today is the official end of the Kakao Games era of Black Desert. We all knew this was coming, of course: The move was...

Pearl Abyss promises less lag, support systems for vets, and a revamped Loyalties Shop in Black Desert

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Pearl Abyss would like players of Black Desert to know that they want to support you. More specifically, the company is going to better...

Pearl Abyss Q4 2020: An overall drop in profits and revenue but a revenue rise on PC

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The quarterly earnings report from Pearl Abyss is now available to peruse for armchair fiscal analysis types to chew over, and in the fourth...

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