Pearl Abyss – Crimson Desert and more announced by Black Desert developer

Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss today announced the official names for its upcoming games, with their trailers to debut during G-Star 2019. As of now, there is still little details known about them, so stay tuned for Korea’s largest game show to being!

Update: Content below has been updated according to the official English press release from Pearl Abyss.

Crimson Desert

First teased last year, Crimson Desert is an open-world MMORPG set in an epic-fantasy world. In a war for survival, three tribes will fight for control of the Pywell continent. Crimson Desert has been produced since 2018 by Jason Jung, former Game Design Director of RYL Online. Working alongside Jason Jung on RYL Online, one of Korea’s most famous first-generation action MMORPGs, was Dae-il Kim, the founder of Pearl Abyss.

Eter Lee, former Lead Combat Designer of RYL Online and C9, is in charge of the action combat system for the title. This is the next flagship title under Pearl Abyss after Black Desert Online. Development started in the 2nd half of of 2018.

Plan 8

PLAN 8 is an exosuit MMO shooter, a title spearheaded by Minh Le as Technical Advisor, also known as the co-creator of the Counter-Strike franchise. A trailer for Plan 8, the first shooting game from Pearl Abyss, will be released at Pearl Abyss Connect. The game’s production is led by Seung-ki Lee, former Environment Art Director of Black Desert Online and Black Desert Mobile.


Formerly known as Project V, DokeV is a collectible MMORPG for all ages. DokeV is led by Sang-young Kim, former Animation Director of Black Desert Online, and Suh Won Choi, former Game Design Director of Black Desert Online.

Shadow Arena

In addition, Pearl Abyss revealed an upcoming Closed Beta Test and trailer for Shadow Arena, a new fantasy arena fighter game. Shadow Arena is produced by Kwang Sam Kim, lead producer of Black Desert on consoles. The ultimate survival game features fast-paced, action-packed combat and hands-on gameplay will be available at G-Star 2019.