Pearl Abyss premieres new Crimson Desert gameplay trailer at The Game Awards

The open world action-adventure is slated for release in winter 2021 . Today, Pearl Abyss revealed a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming game Crimson Desert. Showcased during The Game Awards, the trailer dives into the open world action-adventure slated for Winter 2021 release, on consoles and PC.

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.

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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 of Crimson Desert's combat, including frantic battles and powerful boss fights.

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Crimson Desert is Pearl Abyss' largest-scale game since Black Desert. During Black Desert's 5 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.

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Over the coming months, Pearl Abyss intends to provide more information on the game, and to involve players in Crimson Desert's development process. Sign up for more information at and follow related social media channels for the latest Crimson Desert news.


Release Date: Winter 2021
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Publisher: Pearl Abyss
Platform: Console and PC
Genre: Open World Action-Adventure
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Crimson Desert is an open world action-adventure game that combines elements of narrative driven single-player games with online multiplayer functionality. The game is built on Pearl Abyss’s next generation engine to deliver high fidelity graphics and game features and provide players with a totally immersive gameplay experience.

Crimson Desert is set on the continent of Pywel, a vast, divided land inhabited by people struggling to survive. From the sweeping plains of Akapen to the inhospitably cold lands of Kweiden, or the barren desert, each region possesses its own unique beauty.

As players traverse the cities of Pywel, they can expect to encounter filthy alleys, destitute hovels, and marketplace language that would make even a Troll blush. Each location has its own characters that are both fantastical and grounded in gritty realism. Whether players explore these strange new lands alone or venture into them with others, their actions will influence the story of Crimson Desert.

The King of Demeniss, Unifier of Lands, lies in a coma. In the ensuing power vacuum, those who have suffered under his iron rule now seek to exploit his weakness. Players assume the role of Macduff, a skilled warrior with a tragic past, as he leads his mercenaries into conflict to regain lands that were once their own.

Throughout their quest, this band of mercenaries must survive harsh environments and defend themselves against warring factions, hostile mercenaries, maniacal rulers and mythical beasts.

From the very first stages of planning, the Crimson Desert development team wanted to create a game to push the boundaries on what is possible in gaming today.

Daeil Kim, the founder of Pearl Abyss and inventor of its proprietary engine, is leading the project as Executive Producer. He is working with 2 co-producers HwanKyoung Jung, the former director of RYL Online, and SeongWoo Lee, who was in charge of C9 and also worked on RYL Online. Hyoseok Chae is Crimson Desert’s Lead Combat Designer.

  • Open world action-adventure
  • Immersive story with emphasis on character development
  • Online features seamlessly interwoven with the main story content and multiplayer content
  • Fast-paced, dynamic action combat
  • True next generation 4K graphics and performance
  • Breathtaking character customization that raises the bar for the gaming industry

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About Pearl Abyss

Best known for the MMORPG franchise Black Desert, Pearl Abyss is a leading developer in the game industry. Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss has since developed Black Desert for PC, mobile, and console, and Shadow Arena for PC. All of Pearl Abyss' games are built on the company's own proprietary engine and are renowned for their cutting-edge graphics. The company is also developing Crimson Desert, DokeV, and PLAN 8 and is poised to continue its growth through 2020 and maintain its position as one of Asia's leaders in game development. More information about Pearl Abyss is available at:

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