Black Desert heading to Russia, still lacks Western publisher

Here's another gorgeous sandbox game you won't be playing in the West
Can someone in the MMO industry explain to me why Korean sandbox exports commonly head to Russia before they head West? My theory is that Russia and parts of eastern Europe are crazy for simulation-style games, since several great flight sims and military sims originated in the region. Maybe that passion extends to PvP sandbox MMOs like Black Desert, too?

I dunno.

In any case, Black Desert, like ArcheAge before it, has secured a Russian publisher and has already begun the localization process, according to Fan site provides an interview translation.

[Thanks WNxArcticwolf!]
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