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  The New Look and Sound of Black Desert: Remastered
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Seoul, South Korea - September 26, 2018 - Black Desert Online was remastered on August 23, to take the game’s graphics and audio to a whole new level. The audio team lead by Hwiman “Croove” Ryu revamped every aspect of Black Desert Online’s audio with 100 new, original songs and improved voice-overs for the game’s NPCs. 

Croove even added an unexpected treat in the audio remaster. “I always want to introduce our players to many different types of music, and rock music is something I’ve wanted to experiment with for a while now. For the remaster, we added a rock song in each region, such as the Cron Castle in Balenos and the Castle Ruins of Serendia.”

Listen to all the new soundtracks of Black Desert: Remastered here.

The graphics team also put in a year’s work to apply the latest, most advanced technologies, such as physically based rendering, improved post-processing, light-based rendering and more, to the already acclaimed Black Desert graphics.

In particular, “The metals turned out well as the result of applying image-based lighting (IBL),” said Pearl Abyss Engine Director Kwang Hyun Ko. “For non-metals as well, the reflection of light is different from every angle, so we used IBL and other advanced technologies to express these textures in a lifelike manner, and that’s why everything looks more realistic.”

As a result of the remaster, the game now has some of the most realistic graphics of any online game, and the screenshots are pouring in. Take a look below at some of the best screenshots taken by Adventurers from every corner of the world.

Southeast Asia

[Caption: Takeba]


[Caption: VikinGz]


[Caption: 임아란]

North America and Europe

[Caption: Aravel]

South America

[Caption: BlackHat]


[Caption: Fanelin]


[Caption: Everest]

About Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online is an open world action MMORPG with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the way we see the genre. Black Desert Online has the most fully developed character customization system of any game that is currently on the market. This feature allows users to break out of the norm and make unique characters that truly represent each and every player. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world and extensive lore will excite both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs in general. The game has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages and has over 10 million registered users. The mobile and console versions are scheduled to launch globally in 2018.

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