Black Desert Online has just launched a couple weeks ago in the west, but new content is already in the pipeline, as mentioned by Marketing Manager Rick van Beem and Community Manager “Jouska” during an interview b y YouTuber Pvt Wiggles.
Jouska mentioned that major updates will come “very soon” (emphasis was put on “very.”). Van Beem added that since the western version has the luxury of playing catch-up to the Korean version, we can expect, small, medium and large content updates on a near-monthly basis. A lot of content will be added, and all of it will be free for those who purchased the game.
We also heard that the new classes might not come out in the same order as they did in Korea. The order is not yet set in stone.
Currently there the original Korean version of the game had three large content updates with the Medea area and the first two parts of the Valencia expansion, with a third coming. The map is over twice as big than the already enormous world western players are currently enjoying, including the addition of a large desert area with very interesting survival elements.
The Korean version also includes four new classes (or more precisely two pairs, with male and female versions sensibly different from each other). The Samurai/Korean warrior sword and bow wielding Blader and Plum, and the Ninja/Kunoichi pair, originally released with Medea and the first Valencia update.
Incidentally, another thing that you can expect “very soon,” is our review, coming up in the next few days.