Crimson Desert launches in winter 2021, gameplay reveal trailer

An open-world fantasy massively multiplayer online RPG.

Crimson Desert

Pearl Abyss debuted the gameplay reveal trailer Crimson Desert at The Game Awards 2020, confirming the open-world action adventure game will launch for consoles and PC in winter 2021.

Here is an overview of the game, via Pearl Abyss:

Crimson Desert is a revolutionary open-world action adventure that combines elements of narrative-driven single-player games with online multiplayer functionality. The game is set on the continent of Pywel, a war-torn world with many different territories, cities, cultures and religions. Pywel is a land full of turmoil, with many areas, factions and regions fighting for control. As players progress through the game, events will unfold that will shape the destinies of all involved.

Crimson Desert’s 4K trailer showcases story, gameplay elements and provides the first vertical slice of what players can expect from Crimson Desert. Unveiled in the trailer, the game’s main protagonist is Macduff, a downtrodden mercenary fighting to reclaim their land.

The trailer also includes a snippet of Macduff meeting the primary members of his mercenary group, who will traverse the continent of Pywel together as they work to overcome its many perils. As the trailer progresses, we get a taste ofCrimson Desert’s combat, including frantic battles and powerful boss fights.

Crimson Desert is Pearl Abyss’ largest-scale game since Black Desert. During Black Desert’s five years of service, the game has gained over 40 million players across PC, console and mobile platforms and grossed over $2 billion USD in revenue. Crimson Desert will allow players to explore another of Pearl Abyss’ captivating worlds, full of story-driven gameplay, cinematic graphics and unrivaled combat mechanics.

Crimson Desert is in development for console and PC. Read more about the game here and here.

Watch the trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

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