Black Desert Online Remastered Launching August 23rd, 2018.
It has just been revealed that the Middle East and North African iteration of Black Desert Online will be receiving their new Remastered version on August 23rd, 2018.
A new image was released showcasing some of the changes that will be accompanying the remastered version of the game.
While the upgrade for the Middle East and North African version should complete by August 23rd, the North American and European versions are expected to launch simultaneously.
While that has in no way been confirmed, it is a very likely probability.
Now, from the image we’re supplied with, we can see quite a remarkable improvement. And while that very well may be the end result, it’s impossible to say for certain that that is the end result we’ll receive.
Accompanying the graphical remastering is an audio remastering, supposedly taking the game to a whole nother level. While I have yet to hear the remastered soundtrack, I can’t say I honestly have anything negative to say regarding it in its current form.
Before they release the remastered version I do have to wonder.. when so many players find it difficult to run as-is, why make it more difficult?
The game runs poorly enough on many players’ computers right now – so what reason – what purpose do we have to justify a remastering of the game that will no doubt increase the hardware required to play?
Don’t get me wrong – I can’t wait to see the remastered version of Black Desert. My computer has no issue, and likely won’t have any issue running the game but for friends of mine, I can’t see them being happy knowing their computer’s will chug along even more.
I also feel like this is an odd thing to do.
Black Desert Online is already arguably the most visually stunning MMORPG on the market as of 2018 – however there areas that could use improvement.
I get that PvP is a large, very large – perhaps even the focal point of the game. The game isn’t targeted at people interested in running dungeons and raids, gearing up for PvE content.
And while that may be partially responsible for its success, the fact remains that games like The Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft are all just as large, if not larger, and they are all largely PvE oriented games.
The questions I get asked most when people message me pertaining to Black Desert is “Are there really no dungeons?” and “Is the combat really that good?” The answer to both of those is always an emphatic yes.
So, while a large portion of players enjoy the PvE how it is – or, maybe a large portion of players don’t – I wouldn’t know as I haven’t talked to all that many – I do know that a lot of first time players are turned off by the prospect of PvE being.. just.. grinding.
New, varied PvE content isn’t necessarily a bad thing.. nor is it asking for a whole lot. Then there are, naturally, FPS issues that could be worked on. The gold sink.. pay to win concerns.
You know what, there’s actually a ton of things that could do with fixing.. but that isn’t an issue specific to BDO. Instead, it’s more of a widespread MMO-related issue.
I just feel that ultimately.. remastering their graphics, remastering their sound.. those should have come secondary to more prevalent issues and concerns.
And while I’m grateful that the game will look even better – I feel like if there were more things to do outside of grinding monsters to PvP, or lifeskilling to earn money to PvP.. the game would appeal to an even larger audience.
Or maybe that’s just me. Iunno. Either way, expect the footage of the remastered game to arrive on August 11, 2018.
And that’s.. pretty much it for me. Just a quick little update on Black Desert Online. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you all next time. Peace!