Gamescom 2013: Black Desert Online Developers Considering PS4 and Xbox One Ports, Already in Talks with Sony

on August 21, 2013 2:37 PM

Black Desert Online is a beautiful looking PC MMORPG currently in development at the Korean studio Pearl Abyss. With many developers exploring the idea of porting their MMOs to consoles, it was only natural for me to ask about that possibility during a meeting with the studio’s COO Jaemin Youn and CFO Brian Oh at Gamescom, Cologne.

I actually expected a vague answer as usual with this kind of question, but they enthusiastically answered that yes, not only they’re considering porting the game to both PS4 and Xbox One, but they actually already had meetings with Sony Computer Entertainment.

Of course they aren’t saying that it’ll happen for sure, and they specified that before such a thing were to occur, they want the PC version to be stable first, but love is definitely in the air, and a port on both consoles is on the menu, with the PS4 slightly in the lead, as the folks at Pearl Abyss specified that on the Microsoft side met just with the Windows team, and not with the Xbox team yet.

If you don’t know what Black Desert Online looks or plays like you can find some impressive screenshots and trailers here, here and here, and you can expect video and further commentary from our meeting soon.

 /  Executive News Editor
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.