Black Desert English version playable this year

With DAUM opening an office in Amsterdam recently, things are clearly on track for Black Desert Online to be playable by the end of 2015, and that much was just confirmed by Western Community Manager Oli to fansite Here is the most important quote of an interview that has some interesting info about the progress of the Black Desert localization:

“You will be able to play the English version of Black Desert Online for the first time from this year. Note that prior to the Alpha, there will be an early test version of the game but I need to ask players to be a bit more patient about the specifics of when the Alpha or Beta will start this year.”

So what this means is that Black Desert will be playable in English later this year, possibly an alpha or beta, preceded by an early test version that is probably going to be extremely exclusive. The official Black Desert Online launch should happen sometime during 2016.

The interview also mentions that DAUM's immediate plan is to work on game localization and the official BDO teaser website. The studio is planning to launch the US and EU versions at the same time or close, as they don't want players waiting any more for the game.

A rough Black Desert English build is already available internally as the studio began work on it prior to opening the European office (the US office location is still being studied), and they want to avoid “the bad impression left by other Korean game companies that bring their games to the west with quality standards that don’t match the expectations of US/EU players.”

As far as any changes to the western versions go, DAUM is paying close attention to feedback from western players who tried the Korean version, but the early test and alpha feedback will be the most valuable.

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    as long as its NOT p2w and the elements really indulge u in the game … im all for it !

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  • Pls pls make a P2P, don’t kill this awesome game with a P2W system.

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    • IceMyth

      Sadly, i think it will even though the items like customs add some extra health, attack if i do remember correctly from what they were posting

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  • Gardov

    Based koreans.

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  • Lex

    #Archeage ,never forget

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  • skullCOMPANY

    BDO is no more free to play, “what a surprise”
    They know this game going to crash faster because it’s boring like hell.

    Complicated EVERYTING to add more life time of the game, each NPC need to be unlocked to add more quest this is long and boring like hell.

    ABSOLUTLY NO : instance OR dungeon, you never need any team play.
    Never made a group in 11 months.

    Shiny armor cost over 80$ for a skin and P2WIN advantage.
    PVP world “perhaps in another life” never seen someone doing anything.

    Warehouse system is simply a NIGHTMARE you need to re open in each city you cross a new warehouse and it is absolutly BORING and COST TIMES FOR NOTHING !

    One of the most beautifull game i have played one of the worst mmo i have played, IF it is not the worst.

    And “be ready” : mob do not aggro – you are in Disney land you never be chassed by any monster of the game until you hit them.

    Farming is a real nightmare taking 35 seconds to obtain a wolf skin.
    So if you want craft something take the week end !!
    Because you need A LOT OF TIME ! and you need so many tools to do it with a tiny inventory, it is a shame and ABSOLUTLY created to use credit cards to upgrade your inventory space, because you drop 100 loots per 5 minutes with 20 spaces. Good luck with that !

    NO TELEPORTATION you just run run run all the times, curse the game about the warhouse system and node system to link the warehouse. Honestly i can reach lvl 60 in 3 days BUT connecting node / Unlocking NPC take weeks and if you following the main quest without anything else in mind you are going to be 60 lvl higher than the level you have your warehouse. IT’s VERY FAR AWAY !

    Don’t waste your money until you absolutly want a casual gaming pad grinder solo player mmo with lame quest and no interest at all. I just waste 11 months doing grinding and running (with my horse of course) for nothing. This is the first time in my game experience i fall asleep in front of my screen so many time because of the warhouse system. 40% of my game on BDO i was running on my horse to reach warehouse and created nodes it means 4.4 months !!!!
    Just deleted my account and now playing a real mmo.

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