Black Desert Online's PS4 and Xbox One Ports in "Initial Study Phase," Developer Clarifies

Back at Gamescom last August, I had a conversation with Pearl Abyss COO Jaemin Youn and CFO Brian Oh, during which they expressed the interest in bringing Black Desert Online to PS4 and Xbox One.

Since the lovely-looking MMORPG has now entered its closed beta phase in Korea, I reached out to Mr. Oh asking for an update on the possible PS4 and Xbox One versions, and today he replied explaining that the ports could indeed happen, but console gamers will have at least to wait a while before they’ll be able to play the game.

Yes, we have interest in converting Black Desert into console platform.
In addition, we had got already an initial meeting with Sony and MS.
However, it is very early to mention the possibility of conversion at this stage, because we are carefully study the technical and business issue.

To summarize, we are very initial study phase at this time.

There you have it, straight from the Lion’s mouth. The possibility is definitely there, and contacts with the first parties are in place, but it’s still early to call the ports to Sony’s and Microsoft’s new consoles in the bag.

Of course we’ll keep you updated on any new development on this front here at DualShockers.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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