Western ‘Black Desert Online’ players mandated for account transfer for continued play

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Players of Black Desert Online from both Europe and North America servers are subject to do an account transfer until May 31 or otherwise, their accounts are subject to subsequent deletion.

Late last year, Black Desert Online made an announcement regarding Kakao Games’ imminent surrendering of all publishing responsibilities to game developer Pearl Abyss. The transition is meant to take effect beginning February 24 this year.

“The Kakao Games Black Desert Online service ends on February 24, 2021, after that Black Desert Online in the European and North American regions will be serviced by Pearl Abyss”.

From Kakao Games to Pearl Abyss

As part of the handover, players who wish to maintain their accounts must register to have their accounts moved. Essentially, a step away from Kakao Games towards Pearl Abyss. Which also means having the willingness to surrender all their lingering Kakao Cash. They can, however, choose to spend them now or anytime before Feb. 10, the date when the virtual currency sees discontinuation.

“At that time, all rights and duties related to the continuation of the service and use of personal data will be transferred to Pearl Abyss. To retain access to your account and its progression, you have to transfer it to a new platform via this page”.

Anyone who is not amenable to make a transfer will unfortunately not be able to play starting February 24. And those who remain persistent with the idea by May 31, 2021, will have to lose their accounts indefinitely. A serious consequence for not abiding Pearl Abyss’ simple condition for a continuous BDO involvement.

For European and North American PC Players

Some players within the affected region might be in confusion whether the rule applies to them. As a general rule of the thumb, if they play on PC natively, then it is binding. This is due to the fact that the Steam or standalone client version for the western players was in the hands of Kakao Games.

Consequently, console players, or those playing Black Desert (sans “Online”), need not fret over the issue. Pearl Abyss has always had control over the console servers from the start.

In addition, the game is also seeing a new shift in the social media space. In particular, Black Desert Online is getting a new Twitter account where new information gets disseminated to avid followers. Anyone seeking to remain up-to-speed with the events for the game should definitely check it out.

Image used courtesy of Black Desert Online/YouTube Screenshot

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