Within a week of its release, Black Desert’s latest expansion, the Korean-themed Land of the Morning Light, has charmed critics worldwide, landing an average score of 82/100 on Metacritic and garnering acclaim ranging from “gorgeous, postcard-worthy” to “unprecedented freedom” to “completely captivating”* from dozens of online critics.
Adventurers worldwide can celebrate Land of the Morning Light’s release and Pearl Abyss’ first year of self-publishing by joining a special anniversary event, and earning new rewards now by logging into the game. Land of the Morning Light is a free Black Desert Online update and all game packages are currently discounted by 50% on Steam and the official website. The base game can be picked up at €5 (normally €10).
Korean developer and publisher Pearl Abyss are now self-publishing the entire Black Desert franchise across PC, Console, and Mobile after acquiring the PC publishing rights in South America in 2022.
One year later, Pearl Abyss has continued the Black Desert franchise development with an unprecedented pace of weekly updates and expansions. Pearl Abyss has expanded the IP’s reach with more than 50 million worldwide registered users across all three platforms, held community-based worldwide physical events, and, coming this July 1, will celebrate the Korean Festa event with all new announcements and festivities that will carry the franchise forward.