Black Desert OnlineSource: 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."

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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."

The Elder Scrolls Online has competition

Black Desert

The PC MMORPG finally lands on Xbox One

Black Desert is the Xbox One version of Black Desert Online which launched on PC in 2015. While there may be a lot of content missing in the console port, it's still an expansive MMORPG which should give The Elder Scrolls Online some competition.

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