Black Desert Launches in Early 2016, Business Model Confirmed
New info keeps flowing out for the highly anticipated MMORPG Black Desert Online this week. We reported yesterday that NA/EU alpha test will start very soon and now Daum officially announced that Black Desert Online will be released in North America and Europe in early 2016! To celebrate, a teaser website has been launched as well as a new trailer which you can see below.
As for the business mode of the Black Desert western version, it differs in many ways from the Russian and Korean services, such as the game's balancing, progression and monetization model. "It will not be free to play or use a subscription model. Instead players will buy the game once and can purchase vanity and convenience items." So it's kinda like what ArenaNet did with Guild Wars 2.
"We are putting a lot of effort in the game's Western localization," said Daniel Loehr (AKA Belsazar), Project Manager at Daum Games Europe, "We are localizing approximate 2.5 million words into English, German and French. Black Desert Online's content and gameplay sytems will be adjusted to accommodate Western players and our differentiating business model (mentioned above)."
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