Black Desert Online is an upcoming Korean based visually stunning MMORPG which is still in its beta testing phase. However, according to the Daum Communications website, the upcoming MMORPG will also be published in North America and Europe. Daum is the Korean publisher of Black Desert Online, and will also publish the game in the western regions. In Russian, the game will be published by Gamenet.ru.
“The Korea-based company, Daum, should not be new to people who have been keeping up with Black Desert news (since they have hosted two closed beta events of Black Desert Korea), but for those who don’t know Daum is a web portal in South Korea, like Naver and Nate. Daum offers all sorts of services to its “netizens” (web users) like a popular free web-based e-mail, messaging service, forums, shopping and news. Daum officially marched into the game publishing industry in 2011 and is also the publisher of many online games in Korea including PlanetSide 2 and Winning Putt.”
Also, Black Desert Online has seen two closed beta tests since its announcement, and a third one is one the way. According to Steparu.com, the game developer studio Abyss was already working on an English client for the second CBT, but weren’t able to finish it in time. This raises the question if the game will be available in English in time for the third CBT. Also according to Steparu.com, a third CBT will begin somewhere between late August to early September, followed by Open Beta after the CBT concludes.