Thursday, August 28, 2014
Black Desert is set out to be a free-to-play, sandbox MMORPG, created by Korean developer Pearl Abyss, featuring stunning graphics, innovative game-play with highly customizable environments and generally speaking: a lot of goodness which has fans of the genre on the edge of their seats world-over.
Black Desert will be a Windows-only title to begin with, but apparently the developer has already begun tapping Sony concerning a PS 4 version of the game.
Not much is yet known about the game, except for a few basic details like the existence of a Parkour system of the kind featured by Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed, an active and realistic weather system which will have actual in-game impact, as well as a realistic day/night cycle.
Player housing will be highly customizable and the combat system will be active, with dodging, manual aiming and combos. Mounted combat will be available as well.
We also know that despite the game’s dazzling graphics on high settings, the visual quality of the game doesn’t suffer too much once graphics settings are lowered. Sure, there’s some loss of quality here and there, but the game is altogether playable and enjoyable this way too. While generally speaking, this could/should be viewed as a plus, there are already would-be players out there who worry that “pro” PvP-ers will use this toned-down graphics mode to forge themselves an added advantage.
While the game does indeed seem like an interesting entry in the crowded world of free-to-play MMORPG gaming, there are some who worry that it will only be available in Korea and Russia. One of the publishers of the game, Daum Communications, is already making moves to set up an office in the west though and an English-language client is also said to be in development.
Philip Thalberg is an employee of GosuGamers, the top eSports portal and the best destination for eSports-oriented LoL, Hearthstone and DotA2 information.