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EU/NA Version to Be 'Buy to Play', Not Subscription or F2P

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It seems that the hopes of thousands of European and North American fans of Black Desert have just come true with the announcement that the alpha for the westernized version of the game is going to be starting soon.

  • The game's official site has debuted with the promise of more to come soon
  • BDO will be buy to play - no subscription and not F2P, with gameplay systems re-worked with that in mind
  • Extensive work is being done to localize the game into English, German and French

From the official Daum press release:

Daum Games Europe today announced that it is working with developer Pearl Abyss to bring its successful MMORPG Black Desert Online to North America and Europe. To celebrate, Daum Games launched a teaser site, which went live at 13:37 CET.

The upcoming Western release will differ in many ways from the already launched Russian and Korean services, such as the game's balancing, progression and monetization model.

“We are putting a lot of effort in the game’s Western localization,” said Daniel Loehr (AKA Belsazar), Project Manager at Daum Games, “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.”

Keep an eye on the Black Desert Online site.

Original Source: Black-Desert.com site.

Thanks to WNxbadboy3 for the tip!


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom