Black Desert Online developers Pearl Abyss have announced that the game will be available for public service in Taiwan on January 25th. The studio have been planning to release packages for the region since December, and looks set to be available later this month.
On January 11, headstart commences for package buyers (according to our translation attempts), and open public services will be coming to everyone else on January 25th. The public service for gamers brings Warriors, Sorcerers, Rangers and Giants, which were features previously unlisted to public testing. The service will also add an embargo, location and wizard to the ever-expanding Black Desert to enhance your gaming experience.
Pearl Abyss are currently planning to launch a marketing campaign for Black Desert in Taiwan, which will consist of TV commercials, as well as appearing on the Taipei Game Show on January 20th in the hopes of attracting more members of gaming communities. Black Desert packages have been available in Taiwan since December, and has had comparable success with other regions such as North America and Europe. The game attracted 20,000 concurrent users in this time, with a 90% re-connection rate being recorded during the unlisted test period.
Black Desert Online’s Korean-based developers are hoping the achieve the same success in all respective regions. The game has been in development since 2010, before going into closed beta testing in 2013. It eventually released in Korea in 2014, then releasing in Japan and Russia the following year. Finally, Black Desert released in North America and Europe last year, as the game continues to expand in different territories.