Pearl Abyss Announces Fantasy MMORPG Crimson Desert, Monster-Catching MMORPG DokeV, and MMO Shooter Plan 8

Publisher Pearl Abyss (Black Desert Online) has announced several big new games in development.

The company has revealed fantasy open-world massively multiplayer online RPG Crimson Desert, creature-collecting open-world massively multiplayer online RPG DokeV, and massively multiplayer online shooter PLAN 8.

Here is an overview of each title, via Pearl Abyss:


PLAN 8 is an exosuit massively multiplayer online shooter, a title spearheaded by Minh Le as technical adviser, also known as the co-creator of the Counter-Strike franchise. A trailer for PLAN 8, the first shooting game from Pearl Abyss, will be released at Pearl Abyss Connect. The game’s production is led by Seung-ki Lee, former environment art director of Black Desert Online and Black Desert Mobile.

Crimson Desert

Crimson Desert is an open-world massively multiplayer online RPG set in an epic-fantasy world. In a war for survival, three tribes will fight for control of the Pywell continent. Crimson Desert has been produced since 2018 by Jason Jung, former game design director of RYL Online. Working alongside Jason Jung on RYL Online, one of Korea’s most famous first-generation action MMORPGs, was Dae-il Kim, the founder of Pearl Abyss. Eter Lee, former Lead Combat Designer of RYL Online and C9, is in charge of the action combat system for the title.


DokeV is a collectible massively multiplayer online RPGfor all ages. DokeV is led by Sang-young Kim, former animation director of Black Desert Online, and Suh Won Choi, former game design director of Black Desert Online.

Pearl Abyss will reveal the debut trailer and gameplay details for each game during their Pearl Abyss Connect 2019 event at this year’s G-Star in Busan, South Korea. The event goes down on November 13th at 8 PM Pacific / 11 PM Eastern, and will livestreamed on YouTube and Twitch.

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