Pearl Abyss, developers of popular MMO Black Desert Online, will launch a new RPG called Crimson Desert.
This stunning RPG mixes single-player with online multiplayer, with players taking the role of Macduff (yes, really), who fights to reclaim his land.
There are PvP and PvE elements, with dungeons to explore, puzzles to solve, and mythical creatures to slay (and ride).
Here's everything we know.
Not an MMO – March 16
Crimson Desert will not be an MMO, is still slated for 2021, and its development won't affect Black Desert Online.
Speaking to The Gamer, Pearl Abyss America CEO Jeonghee Jin explained that "Black Desert and Crimson Desert are two separate projects."
"The Crimson Desert announcement has had little impact on Black Desert development. Black Desert devs still continue updating content with the same cadence and they’re very much focused on the community’s feedback. Also, as we don’t define Crimson Desert as an MMORPG – which Black Desert is – so we’ve set different benchmarks and goals for the two titles."
Crimson Desert Release Date
Crimson Desert is slated for a 2021 release and will launch in Winter.
Crimson Desert Trailer
Pearl Abyss released a stunning reveal trailer for the game at The Game Awards.
It's not finished, of course, but the world of Pywel looks impressive nonetheless.
Crimson Desert Platforms
The footage above was captured on PC, but the team has promised a console port, too.
While Black Desert Online is great on PC, the console port is respectable, too – even with the complex inputs an MMO requires.