MMORPG 'Black Desert' gets cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March

Black Desert Online
Black Desert Online (Image credit: Kakao Games)

What you need to know

  • Black Desert is a popular PC and console multiplayer game.
  • It's getting cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March.
  • You can purchase the game for $10 on the Microsoft Store.

Black Desert is a popular PC and console massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) from Pearl Abyss. The title has received a number of bug fixes and new content over the past several months, but the latest update may be its most significant.

Today, we received a press release from the company that said cross-play was being enabled between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The company said, "Starting March 4, Black Desert will receive cross-play support on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Players on both consoles will now be able to explore the world of Black Desert together online."

Do you play Black Desert? Will this make you jump back into the game? Let us know.

In my review for Windows Central, I wrote, "Overall, Black Desert is a great MMORPG, but it needs more technical polish on Xbox One. Even on Xbox One X, it's far from perfect due to its lighting and performance problems. Unfortunately, it also lacks a lot of the content found on the PC version. Pearl Abyss has promised a series of updates which will bring over new regions and features, but it's unclear how long that will take."

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.