Black Desert Online Remastered Launching August 23rd, 2018.

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!

BDO Remastered Announcement

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    NuggetSBD Reply
    Aug 5, 2018 @ 17:27 pm

    Looks nice and birghter 😀

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    Lyqei Reply
    Aug 5, 2018 @ 17:41 pm

    It would be great to get new animations.

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    Bunny_Ear Reply
    Aug 5, 2018 @ 18:10 pm

    How can it even look better? xD

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    Samanda Lim Reply
    Aug 5, 2018 @ 18:27 pm

    Looks great cant wait to see the changes!

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    TimeWasters Reply
    Aug 5, 2018 @ 20:29 pm

    Actually looks like a huge improvement on an already beautiful game

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    GUy rune2h Reply
    Aug 5, 2018 @ 21:04 pm

    Buff zerker

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    Stanl3yrockz Reply
    Aug 5, 2018 @ 21:31 pm

    Middle east and North Africa is getting a remaster…. what about na and eu. Are we not going to get anything on our side?

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    Gary Reply
    Aug 6, 2018 @ 1:44 am

    woah! looks great!

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    Clifford Guion Reply
    Aug 6, 2018 @ 7:22 am

    Gonna play again and see if the changes are awesome .

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    Poire Reply
    Aug 6, 2018 @ 14:48 pm

    Bad game will never be good

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    Septem Reply
    Aug 6, 2018 @ 22:59 pm


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    Perry Reply
    Aug 7, 2018 @ 19:05 pm

    To be honest, I loved to play the game, but neither I am not the most interested player in pvp or had the time to play on markets role which takes so much time. So i hope it will change for a bit more PvE contet, that I can play it again.

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    Gerry Miniter Reply
    Aug 7, 2018 @ 19:24 pm

    The remaster is gonna look good

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    Alexandru Reply
    Aug 7, 2018 @ 21:20 pm

    Omg… I’m waiting

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    Rapthorne Reply
    Aug 7, 2018 @ 21:37 pm

    My worry is that the BDO engine performs really badly already, unless they are also deploying *a hell of a lot of fixes* to the game’s engine, I can only see this causing more issues and actually pushing people away from the game.

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    Acta Reply
    Aug 9, 2018 @ 20:37 pm

    Hello! Looks really good, Super excited!
    Family name is – ActaAtom

    I think this is where we leave an opinion? :’)

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    SSmiles Reply
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 16:29 pm

    I hope my Pc can handle it

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    SSmiles Reply
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 16:30 pm

    Family Name: SSmiles

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    Dluxe Reply
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 4:08 am

    Cant wait for this to launch, graphics looks amazing and soundtrack should sound beautiful on my new headphones. Cant wait to give this new 1080 a go on these new graphics
    Family Name : Dluxe

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    Fui Reply
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 12:45 pm

    Family name: Chidiya


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    Toby Reply
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 14:52 pm

    Looks great

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    Katigami Reply
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 15:33 pm

    damn id like to see that

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    Vainaris Reply
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 17:30 pm

    Family name: Vainaris
    Looks pretty good! Hopefully it won’t mess with my fps 🙂

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    CrunkyFish Reply
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 18:21 pm

    Family Name: Protagonist

    Looks even more stunning than before. I think I am with most other people, I have a good PC but I don’t want any performance drops…. Guess we will see

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    Deadlyy Reply
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 22:25 pm

    Family Name : Deadlyy
    i m so eexited by this anoucement

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    Hyorinne Reply
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 1:37 am

    Family Name: Hyorinne
    TBH, I really love the graphics being remastered, but the only concern I am worried about is performance on the graphics. I can hardly run the game in medium resolution. so will the optimization help our performance in the game if so, that would be nice. I’m excited for Ilerza and the story being changed up too. That’s really nice and a change from your daily BDO.

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    Tommy Hoang Reply
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 4:24 am


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    Meskeliluk Reply
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:01 am

    North African !!!!

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    Starfola Reply
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 15:15 pm

    Hopefully, this won’t make the game run worse.

    Family Name: Starfola

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    foreberd Reply
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 20:47 pm

    I can not wait anymore, I want to see those graphics to the maximum.

    family name: Foreberd

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    Bam Reply
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 20:59 pm

    I think it’s a cool upgrade for the graphics, but for a real game changer it needs more than this.

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    Bam Reply
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 21:00 pm

    Family name: BamBahnhof

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    Aug 13, 2018 @ 2:42 am

    Family Name: KTV
    Graphic enhancements are always super exciting, and if the audio overhaul applies to combat sounds as well, then i think it will be a major upgrade from the current state of the game. However, a lot of people have issues with current fps issues – i hope the lower end pc owners don’t fall by the wayside.

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    Psychovillain Reply
    Aug 13, 2018 @ 7:07 am

    Looks good cant wait to start playing with the new graphics

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    Rawrzarr Reply
    Aug 14, 2018 @ 4:42 am

    I am really excited about the new graphics they look pretty amazing compared to other games I’ve played. : D

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    JAHWE Reply
    Aug 14, 2018 @ 14:16 pm

    Nice update! Can’t wait for new graphics

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    Aug 14, 2018 @ 17:36 pm

    […] last week I did a video on Black Desert Online’s new extensive graphical and audio overhaul, where Pearl Abyss have mentioned that they’re remastering the game, improving both the audio […]

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    LiGHTZ Reply
    Aug 15, 2018 @ 21:38 pm

    It’s nice to see that they’ll keep improving BDO instead of working on a new game, but most of the remastered changes are more likely regulary updates, compared to other games. They should start improving on content to keep a wider variety of players interested.

    Family Name: LZ7

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