[Teaser website] Daum Games Europe today announced that it is working with developer Pearl Abyss to bring its successful MMORPG Black Desert Online to North America and Europe. To celebrate, Daum Games launched a teaser site earlier today. Black Desert Online is an open-world action MMORPG with next generation visuals and skilled-based combat that will rejuvenate the genre.
The upcoming Western release will differ in many ways from the Russian and Korean services, such as the game’s balancing, progression and monetization model. Black Desert Online will be released in early 2016 and will not be Free-to-Play or use a subscription model. Instead players will buy the game once and can purchase vanity and convenience items. Basically, it is similar to Guild Wars 2.
“We are putting a lot of effort in the game’s Western localization,” said Daniel Loehr (AKA Belsazar), Project Manager at Daum Games Europe, “We are localizing approximate 2.5 million words into English, German and French. Black Desert Online’s content and gameplay sytems will be adjusted to accommodate Western players and our differentiating business model (mentioned above).”