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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
Amsterdam, The Netherlands — September 15, 2021 — Pearl Abyss has announced as part of Black Desert’s roadmap that the game will receive next-gen console support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in the future. 

Pearl Abyss also revealed today that Black Desert Online’s new Season Plus (Season+) server is now available for PC players and that it will launch for console players on October 13. This new season will offer various revamped benefits that will help Adventurers grow their characters more efficiently.

Season+ is a bolstered season server which has undergone several improvements since the previous season by implementing feedback from the Black Desert community. Season Servers in Black Desert allow adventurers to level their characters more quickly and efficiently than in regular server channels. In this Season+ server, Adventurers can complete their Season pass and Black Spirit pass, which will award them with Weapon Exchange Coupons.  Enhancement chances for Tuvala gear and accessories have been greatly improved and additional valuable rewards will be provided for completing main quests. 
Beginning September 29, Black Desert Online will launch the new Growth pass, greatly increasing the ease in which players can enhance their gear. There will be new ways to upgrade certain gear to the highest levels after graduating from the Season+ server that will help adventurers as they progress through various in-game challenges and content.  

To celebrate the arrival of Season Plus, new players on PC can earn a free Black Desert Online Novice Edition by playing the free trial and leveling one of their characters to level 50. To make things easier the 7-day free trial will be extended to 14 days from September 15 to October 6. Furthermore, players who reach lvl 56 and finish the Awakening quest and/or Succession quest will enter a raffle that can award 1 of 200 available Legendary Bundles, each of which holds 250 USD/EUR value of in-game items. For more information on this exciting event please visit the dedicated page on Black Desert Online’s official website. 
Pearl Abyss also revealed the Q4 roadmap for Black Desert through a developer note pinned by Je-seok Jang,Head of the Black Desert Game Design Department. New details include upcoming content for the game, including:
  • A new world boss named Vell that lurks beneath the Margorian sea, 
  • Atoraxxion part two - Sycreakea 
  • Re-imagined versions of existing world bosses. Other highlights include 
  • A new Mansion housing system
  • The Dream Horse Doom a
  • The latest O’dyllita expansion
Please find more information about Black Desert Console and Black Desert Online on their respective websites.  

About Black Desert Franchise
The Black Desert franchise is Pearl Abyss' open-world action MMORPG franchise with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat redefining the genre. With the most developed character customization system of any game currently on the market, users can break out of the norm and make unique characters who truly represent themselves. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world and extensive lore will excite both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs. Pearl Abyss is currently servicing the Black Desert IP, which has gained 40 million players across the world on PC, mobile, and console.  

About Pearl Abyss  
Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss is a leading developer in the game industry with its renowned MMORPG franchise Black Desert. Pearl Abyss services the Black Desert franchise across all platforms and its action-packed PvP Shadow Arena on Early Access on Steam. All of Pearl Abyss’ games are built on the company’s proprietary engine and are renowned for cutting-edge graphics. Pearl Abyss is currently developing Crimson Desert, DokeV, and PLAN 8 using its next-generation game engine and is poised to grow its overseas market. More information about Pearl Abyss is available at: www.pearlabyss.com