Black Desert Online is a sandbox fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Pearl Abyss and released in 2015 for Microsoft Windows.
Black Desert Mobile, a mobile version of the game, was first published in Asia in early 2019 and globally in December 2019. In 2019, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Black Desert, dubbed simply Black Desert, were published. In some regions of the world, the game is free to play, while in others, including the English-language editions, it is a pay-to-play game
In 2018, Pearl Abyss began work on Crimson Desert, a prequel to the Black Desert chronology, but it evolved into a unique, stand-alone IP with a fresh plot and new characters throughout production.