If you've got your eye on Black Desert
now that it's definitely making the trek to the West, then Brian Oh
is a name you'll want to know. He's Pearl Abyss
' director of overseas business, and 2P chatted him up
at this past weekend's ChinaJoy about class balance, sea battles, costumes, dyeing, swimming, the non-existent level cap, and why Daum
was selected to publish Black Desert
in the West.
Of note, Oh and Chinese Community Manager Cheng Ying said that Pearl Abyss has "almost completed about 80% of the game." The English version is not yet half translated; the Korean version, at least, will be free-to-play and will block foreign IPs during open beta. According to the interview, PA remains "very interested " in porting the game to consoles but could not speculate on timing of the NA beta launch.