The first Black Desert Online closed beta ended a few days ago and got a lot of attention from players all over the world. Now Pearl Abyss has a lot of work to do, taking the feedback from players, polishing the game and adding content for the next closed beta. Which, the studio revealed, is planned to begin early next year. Although this is a bit vague and subject to change, we eagerly await the Black Desert second closed beta, hoping to join in the fun.
As far as other hot topics for Black Desert Online go, such as the possibility of PS4 and Xbox One versions or even the Western launch, nothing is known so far. Pearl Abyss is still in conversation with the studios to see who will be the Western publisher(s).