Black Desert free play week celebrates 50 million players

Black Desert free play week

The Black Desert franchise has surpassed 50 million players worldwide, developer Pearl Abyss has revealed. The acclaimed MMORPG will celebrate this milestone and the studio's 12th birthday with a Black Desert free play week – from 10 a.m. PDT today through 10 a.m. PDT on September 19, players can join Black Desert Online for free on Steam.

Black Desert Online launched to great acclaim in South Korea in 2014, later releasing in the West in 2016. By late 2019, Black Desert Mobile launched globally, again with considerable success. Black Desert is available in over 150 countries on PC, console and mobile.

“We are very proud and thankful that our Black Desert franchise has managed to reach so many players across the globe, and we feel humbled by the positive support we received from our community,” said James Heo, CEO of Pearl Abyss. “We will strive relentlessly to improve Black Desert and build on our success with new IP that are currently being developed using brand new technical facilities and are running on our proprietary BlackSpace Engine.”

Black Desert will attend TwitchCon San Diego, during which the Solare Invitational finals will pit the best North American and European teams in the ultimate 3vs3 tournament. You can find out more about this event here.

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