A deeper look at the game’s first co-op dungeon, Atoraxxion, and more were also revealed
Manhattan Beach, California — June 21, 2021— Over the weekend Pearl Abyss announced a new Black Desert class, Corsair, and a content roadmap for the rest of the year in the game’s annual community event, Heidel Ball 2021. The interactive live stream was watched by over 500,000 Adventurers with 850,000 total views on Twitch and YouTube.
Manhattan Beach, California, 4 June 2021 —Pearl Abyss, a leading South Korean game developer and publisher, announced it has opened a new office in Amsterdam and expanded its Manhattan Beach office in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. The company is best known for its highly successful Black Desert franchise which has attracted over 40 million players and generated over 2 billion dollars in lifetime revenue.
Adventurers on PC and consoles can take on the all new co-op dungeon this summer
Manhattan Beach, California — 2 June 2021 —Today, Pearl Abyss announced that Atoraxxion, the game’s first co-op dungeon, will launch later this summer on both Black Desert Online and Black Desert Console. The dungeon will be released in four themed parts — the first, Vahmalkea, will be available soon. The company also revealed additional information on the dungeon, including a look at new mechanics and gameplay.
Manhattan Beach, California May 27, 2021—Today, Pearl Abyss announced a massive update for Black Desert Console, adding both the Great Expedition content as well as the Sycraia Underwater Ruins, a new high-level grinding spot. The highly anticipated update brings new questlines, ships, a bartering system and various in-game events and improvements.
The MMORPG will change publishers in time for the game’s five-year anniversary
Manhattan Beach, California — January 27, 2021 — Today, Pearl Abyss announced it will take over publishing rights for Black Desert Onlinein North America and Europe. This means Pearl Abyss will control publishing rights for the entire Black Desert franchise on all platforms, including current and next-gen consoles, PC, and mobile devices, excluding the South America region. Starting February 25, the game’s developer will also assume live service from long-time partner Kakao Games. Players can continue their Black Desert adventure and earn rewards for transferring their accounts.
The Hero Action brawler’s development team restructures to give its players what they want
SEOUL, South Korea — January 14, 2021 —Pearl Abyss announced today that Shadow Arena has shifted its primary game mode from 1v40 battle royale to a team-based “Trio Mode.” The change comes after an extensive review of player feedback during early access, which has given the developers the opportunity to give its players exactly what they’re asking for: more strategic and cooperative gameplay. The biggest change is a dramatic shift in scope, with the new “Trio Mode” narrowing combat into 3v3 battles, where each teammate has a clearly defined role.
Roadmap reveals a new expansion, a PvP mode, mounts and Nova class launching on all platforms in 2021
Seoul, South Korea, December 14, 2020 —Pearl Abyss announced during the Calphe:ON Ball stream on December 12 that Pearl Abyss will consolidate both publishing and development of Black Desert Online starting February 24. The company also announced the content roadmap for Black Desert Online, Black Desert Console and Black Desert Mobile for the first half of 2021. For the first time ever, the franchise will receive a new class, Nova, simultaneously across all platforms on December 22.
The open world action-adventure is slated for release in winter 2021
Seoul, South Korea, December 10 2020 —Today, Pearl Abyss revealed a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming game Crimson Desert. Showcased during The Game Awards, the trailer dives into the open world action-adventure slated for Winter 2021 release, on consoles and PC.