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 shares an ink wash painting inspired by its upcoming Land of the Morning Light release

Black Desert is continuing to get creative in the marketing for Land of the Morning Light's arrival later this week, and this time the...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs as Jell-O flavors

During last year's April Fools' Day, I wrote about the important topic of MMO NPCs as muffins. At the time, I felt my work...

Pearl Abyss announces Black Desert FESTA event for July 1 in South Korea

Black Desert is having a helluva June: It's already launched the Awakened Woosa, the Maegu awakening is on the way, and then Land of...

Massively Overthinking: When an MMO has everything and so much of it

Last week, when No Man's Sky released its native Mac client, MOP's Chris and I fell into a discussion about the game being so...

Summer Game Fest 2023: Throne & Liberty, Path of Exile 2, Black Desert, Wayfinder, Fae Farm

We're updating at the end of this post with all the big MMO news! Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest arrives today, marking the closest thing...

Black Desert makes final preparations for Land of the Morning Light as Mobile announces Mountain of Eternal Winter

With less than a week to go until Land of the Morning Light opens for Black Desert PC fans, the game is a flurry...

Black Desert shows off Land of the Morning Light’s locations and boss battles in latest videos

Pearl Abyss continues to roll out the video footage for Black Desert's upcoming Land of the Morning Light expansion, this time showcasing a pair...

Four Winds: Swords of Legends Online was a wasted opportunity

MMOs are hard to make. But despite the difficulties, we've seen some real gems over the years. They're also difficult to run. But the...

Black Desert PC releases the Awakened Woosa today, plans Awakened Maegu for June

The awakening has come for another one of Black Desert's classes, as today's new update for the PC version sees the Awakened Woosa class...

Black Desert showcases the Awakened Woosa and Maegu classes in new videos

Now that we have a hard calendar release date for Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light expansion here in the west, Pearl Abyss...

Black Desert’s Land of the Morning Light expansion launches in the west on June 14

Finally, we've got a hard date for Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light expansion: It's rolling out to the west on June 14th....

Black Desert drops a boss trailer for June’s Land of the Morning Light expansion

Pearl Abyss is pushing onward toward its June launch for Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light: The latest is a brief trailer zipping...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your monthly MMO budget?

Unless you are fabulously wealthy, you probably maintain some sort of budget for your discretionary expenses, and if MMOs had their way, they'd claim...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2023: Black Desert and EVE Online revenues continue to decline

Pearl Abyss' flurry of promotion and trailer drops this week might have been an early clue that its Q1 wasn't looking so hot, and...

Black Desert’s Land of the Morning Light expansion will launch in June – here’s the new trailer

Just yesterday, we noted that while we knew Black Desert's Land of the Morning Light was still on the way, we still didn't have...

Korea Tourism Board uses Black Desert’s upcoming Land of the Morning Light as ad campaign theme

We all know that Black Desert is a Korean MMORPG. We also know that the Land of the Morning Light update is on its...

Black Desert studio Pearl Abyss on DokeV’s ambitions and market diversification

On this week's MOP Podcast, we happened to mention that Crimson Desert is several years delayed at this point, so it's rather convenient that...

Black Desert ends PC spring server May 10, tweaks console classes, and adds new party rush on mobile

If that headline didn't clue you in, this week has seen yet another bundle of updates for every single edition of Black Desert, so...

Desert Oasis: Returning home to Black Desert Online

Back in October of 2020, I penned a column about the worst week I’ve ever had in Black Desert. The series of unfortunate events...

Black Desert revamps the trading lifeskill for its console edition

The virtual economy is the lifeblood of sandboxes like Black Desert, so when Pearl Abyss puts a trading skill revamp front and center in...