It's been a long time coming, but Korean sandbox title Black Desert
is finally getting ready to move forward with beta testing
. Testing was delayed almost three months ago
as Pearl Abyss
wanted to add a bit more shine to the game, but it appears that the game is acceptably shined and ready to open the gates. Soon, anyway; the official site
is displaying a 19-day countdown until applicants are accepted, not necessarily until the test itself starts.
Unfortunately, American fans with a working knowledge of Korean will still have to sit this one out, as the first test will be IP-locked and will not allow non-Korean players to participate. But it at least means the game is closer to seeing its domestic release and that much closer to a possible localization. So it's good news, even if you're going to have to sit this first round of testing out.
[Thanks to WNxArcticwolf for the tip!]