Black Desert Online Xbox One release date CONFIRMED for massive Steam PC game (Pic: Pearl Abyss)

One of the most popular massively multiplayer games in Korea is about to release on consoles.

The game – which already boasts a playerbase of over three million in the West on PC – is expected to launch on March 4th 2019 for Xbox One.

To celebrate the announcement of the release date, developer Pearl Abyss has revealed pre-orders are now live for the console versions of the game – and they offer some pretty good value packages for players.

If you pre-order the game, you'll be able to get a German Shepard pet in-game as an exclusive item. Pre-ordering players will also receive 500 Pearls to use in game and access to play on March 3rd 2019 — 24 hours before the general release date.

The Standard Edition will set you back $29.99 US / £23.99 UK.


The Ultimate Edition grants the most in-game rewards and exclusive items, including pets, horse armor, costumes, currency and other benefits.

Ultimate Edition players get a 90-day Value Pack, a Tier 5 horse, the German Shepard, 10 XP scrolls for Combat, Skill and Life Skills, a Horse Whistle, a Storage Maid and 3000 Pearls to use in game.

The game will support regional servers on console at launch.

Deluxe and Standard Edition owners will benefit from pre-ordering with exclusive in-game items as well, with Deluxe Edition access starting March 2 and Standard Edition on March 3.

Check out a trailer for the game below.

“After the enthusiastic reception of the Black Desert open beta in November 2018, our team has been hard at work making significant improvements to enhance the base game ahead of launch on March 4”, said Robin Jung, Chief Executive Officer at Pearl Abyss.

“We appreciate the feedback we received from our Beta testers and the Xbox community and look forward to sharing the final experience in the coming months.”

Black Desert boasts next-generation visuals and skill-based, real-time combat along with unprecedented detail in character creation. Redesigned for the Xbox One, Black Desert will feature a new storyline, remastered graphics and audio and an optimized UI created specifically for a fluid, responsive console experience.

With 4k Ultra HD support for Xbox One X, Black Desert presents stunning visual environments that enable players to become their true selves in an expansive, living world.

We look forward to seeing how it uns on the console.

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