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Black Desert – Closed Beta signup begins with limited slots available

Closed Beta signup for the Korean server of Black Desert started a couple of hours ago, with apparently only 5,000 slots available for this very first phase. As usual, interested players will need a Korean mobile number for verification.  …

Black Desert – Game demo videos from live media event

As mentioned in my previous post, Korean developer PearlAbyss held a live media conference earlier today to showcase their first online title, Black Desert, announcing the Closed Beta date as well. The Korean media are out in full force on…

Black Desert – Closed Beta date confirmed at live media event

Currently holding a media event in Korea, developer Pearl Abyss announced that Black Desert will enter Closed Beta on 17th October to 23rd October, with application beginning on 1st October. For this first public client, 4 classes will be available…

Black Desert – Closed Beta 1 schedule finally announced

Since announced last year, Black Desert has always been highly anticipated by gamers all over the world. After 12 months of teasing, developer PearlAbyss finally announced a registration date for Closed Beta 1, which will begin 19 days from now.…

Black Desert – Final themed week as Closed Beta announcement nears

This is Week 6 of Black Desert’s themed teaser, and the final one before an official announcement is made for Closed Beta phase. This time, we are looking at what daily activities are there for players.   As you can…

Black Desert – Transportation and housing the highlights this week

Heading towards CBT in Korea in a few weeks, the weekly theme continues for Black Desert. This week, developer Pearl Abyss is taking us through some of the transportation tools available, as well as the housing system, where details are…

Black Desert – Weekly theme focusing on NPCs and town environment

Last week’s Black Desert theme was more of a series of artwork depicting the game’s lore, which I lazily skipped… Moving on, this week is all about NPCs and the environment in and around the main town, or rather the…

Black Desert – New theme of the week focuses on monsters

While the previous theme focused on characters, this week’s theme is focused on the monsters found in Black Desert. Viewers might mistaken the trailer below as a combat teaser one, but I guess that doesn’t hurt in any way. For…

Black Desert – Korean teaser website arrives with new trailer

After months of teasing in the global media, the Korean teaser website for Black Desert is finally up and running. Developed by PearlAbyss, the game is led by the core staff behind Continent of the Ninth. A medieval open-world action…

Black Desert – Developer reveals new game feature

While just a short description, developer PearlAbyss just revealed that Black Desert will see monsters attacking villages/ towns “sometimes”. If the defense of the locations fail, the NPCs’ services will unavailable. This will last until the location is reclaimed by…

Black Desert – Developer begins hiring for English market efforts

According to the previous interview, Pearl Abyss, developer of the upcoming open world action combat masterpiece, Black Desert, is looking forward to its western expansion (for the game, not company). Today, an internship posting on the company’s Facebook page furthers…

Black Desert – Interview with developer Pearl Abyss

This interview was actually sent to Pearl Abyss last September, but due to lack of English speaking staff, it was subsequently delayed. Better late than never! Black Desert is the Korean studio’s first MMORPG, which is led by the creator…

Black Desert – Closed Beta schedule confirmed

Just a reminder, although confirmed, the schedule is still subject to changes. Developer PearlAbyss held a press conference this morning, together with publisher Daum Communications, to announce the current progress of Black Desert. Closed Beta is scheduled for July 2013,…

Black Desert – Native Korean publisher announced

Black Desert has finally confirmed a publisher for its native Korean server. Developer Pearl Abyss, led by veterans of games such as C9, revealed that Daum Communications will be hosting the game, with more game content being revealed come next…