Black Desert will launch on March 4th for Xbox One, South Korean developer Pearl Abyss announced yesterday. The pre-order program is also open now via Microsoft Store.
Owners of the Black Desert Ultimate Edition (priced $99.99) pre-order will get Early Access to the full launch build of Black Desert on March 1, 2019. In addition, the Ultimate Edition grants the most in-game rewards and exclusive items, including pets, horse armor, costumes, currency and other benefits. Deluxe ($49.99) and Standard Edition ($29.99) owners will benefit from pre-ordering with exclusive in-game items as well, with Deluxe Edition access starting March 2 and Standard Edition on March 3.
Robin Jung, Chief Executive Officer at Pearl Abyss, said in a statement:
After the enthusiastic reception of the Black Desert open beta in November 2018, our team has been hard at work making significant improvements to enhance the base game ahead of launch on March 4. We appreciate the feedback we received from our Beta testers and the Xbox community and look forward to sharing the final experience in the coming months.
The MMORPG launched for PC three years before the planned Xbox One release date. At the time, Chris wrote in the review:
Black Desert Online is the most refreshingly unique MMO around. Introducing many new game mechanics and ways to play in a world that's so exquisitely designed, with characters, building, monsters and even the weather all working together to make the best looking MMO to have ever been released, BDO is only really let down by the game's unwillingness and/or inability to properly explain its mechanics. The post-launch updates have been great so far and there's no reason to think the game won't keep improving.