Black Desert is a third-person action game by Korean developer Pearl Abyss. The title can be classified as a sandbox-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game which offers players unprecedented freedom. You should love exploration and be able to engage challenging enemies in a heartbeat if you want to succeed.
The game takes place in a fantasy setting and revolves around the conflict between the rival nations of Calpheon and Valencia. Black stones are a precious commodity and Calpheon doesn't have any way of mining them due to its geographical location. This causes the desperate nation to launch raids into other territories, particularly Valencia, which holds the vast Black Desert with a near-infinite amount of stones.
Pearl Abyss has promised continued support of the game, and with the Valencia update, it adds another region and much more to the experience. You can take a look at the complete roadmap on the Black Desert Xbox One portal. The game was quite a feature-rich title at launch, but over the past few months, it's become even better. We know many gamers wanted to explore Valencia, and now they'll finally get the chance. The trailer details what to expect from the patch.
On May 9, Black Desert will join Xbox Game Pass. Not only do you get access to the game, but you can also purchase the different versions and microtransactions at a discount. For example, subscribers will receive a special in-game item, 10 percent off all Pearl Shop purchases, and 20 percent off Standard, Deluxe or Ultimate edition bundles.
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