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BDO Launching on Steam May 24th - Black Desert Online - MMORPG.com

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Black Desert Online News - It's been announced today via press release that Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss are bringing their hit MMORPG Black Desert Online to Steam on May 24th.

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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,155
    Ahh they have jumped on the Steam train that will open this game up considerably. I must write a good review for them when they do because I do love this game.
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  • RenoakuRenoaku Member EpicPosts: 3,034
    edited May 2017
    I will leave a negative review until XingCode is removed from the game.

    Also I wonder why this game even is allowed to be hosted when it very likely to my knowledge violates European Laws by installing non required  3rd party software that is unable to be uninstalled through the control panel and requires some knowledge on how to remove it.
  • HeraseHerase Member RarePosts: 990
    Did pretty well with out it should help loads more.

    Shocked they weren't on steam already tbh, any reason?

  • eruexeeruexe Member UncommonPosts: 37
    still ip blocked.
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  • azarhalazarhal Member RarePosts: 1,335

    Herase said:

    Did pretty well with out it should help loads more.



    Shocked they weren't on steam already tbh, any reason?






    Steam approval process can take a long time if you aren't an already approved publisher.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,341
    Will be interesting to watch steam stats to see how much steam does for them.

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,849

    Herase said:

    Did pretty well with out it should help loads more.



    Shocked they weren't on steam already tbh, any reason?





    Selling via Steam costs money, and Pearl Abyss were most likely trying to maximise their profits.

    Sales of the game are no doubt declining now, so they've opted to go for the Steam listing, because that gives the game wider exposure.
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 4,547

    azarhal said:



    Herase said:


    Did pretty well with out it should help loads more.





    Shocked they weren't on steam already tbh, any reason?











    Steam approval process can take a long time if you aren't an already approved publisher.



    That and no one likes giving Steam 30% off the top. But the market place is big, so it can be worth it.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,341




    Herase said:


    Did pretty well with out it should help loads more.





    Shocked they weren't on steam already tbh, any reason?









    Selling via Steam costs money, and Pearl Abyss were most likely trying to maximise their profits.

    Sales of the game are no doubt declining now, so they've opted to go for the Steam listing, because that gives the game wider exposure.



    Declining  now?

    Sales of 99% game that are not huge blockbusters decline after the first week


  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,730
    The biggest reason is the cut Steam takes from sales. This is why many MMO's avoid steam.

    I'm not sure how well can BDO do on Steam, the game easily drags over-emotional flame wars with it, and the steam community is self-fueled on that aspect.
  • MelgarothMelgaroth Member UncommonPosts: 42
    I am a little hesitant to approve of this move simply because currently the game is VERY popular without Steam's help and the servers are really taking a beating at the moment. Last weekends siege's were almost unplayable for most people the lag was so bad.

    Besides all that i'm excited more people will be exposed to BDO, imho the best MMO to be released in awhile and the only one i've played as consistently as I did vanilla WoW.
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  • GoobearGoobear Member UncommonPosts: 10
    Looks like Striker is releasing same day or before hand being its the 13th class
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,112
    edited May 2017
    Sounds like its making its preparations to go f2p in the future. If it happens, I did say this would be the best f2p game of 2017.
  • kaz350kaz350 Member UncommonPosts: 130
    blah, I hate when games go to steam but wont let you use your non-steam account.

    This seems to be another one of those
  • SpagexSpagex Member CommonPosts: 1
    So will there be any way for all of us that bought the game outside of steam to activate it via steam or do we have to buy the game again?
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 10,536

    Albatroes said:

    Sounds like its making its preparations to go f2p in the future. If it happens, I did say this would be the best f2p game of 2017.


    Its a B2P game not a P2P one, so i really would not hold your breath on that one. :p
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,112

    Phry said:



    Albatroes said:


    Sounds like its making its preparations to go f2p in the future. If it happens, I did say this would be the best f2p game of 2017.




    Its a B2P game not a P2P one, so i really would not hold your breath on that one. :p



    So was Secret World? Now its going F2P....
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,220
    Hmmm region lock still?

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  • azarhalazarhal Member RarePosts: 1,335


    azarhal said:

    Herase said:


    Did pretty well with out it should help loads more.


    Shocked they weren't on steam already tbh, any reason?

    Steam approval process can take a long time if you aren't an already approved publisher.

    That and no one likes giving Steam 30% off the top. But the market place is big, so it can be worth it.



    That too.
  • DarkHighDarkHigh Member UncommonPosts: 141
    @Goobear - Striker is the 14th class for BDO.

    Probably one of the only games I hate to see show up on steam. BDO community is..... different as is but not bad or overly toxic. We all seem to understand the issues with the game but we still love it. Chan chat is always running a good rate whether it be discussions of the newest class, looking for new grinding spots, laughing at other players failed tet attempts, or just talking about randomness.


    I fear the steam community will bring the call of duty attitude to the game...
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 7,553
    Next I bet will be XBL and/or PSN if they can get some controller options working.


  • idontlikemynameidontlikemyname Member UncommonPosts: 31
    Still IP block
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,220


    Still IP block


    Well, I can access on my steam, so or they dropped the region lock for Brazil (I heard they were trying to publish it here with someone, the negotiations could've fail) or it is too early to tell.

    Steam ID Discord ID: Night # 6102 - GoG ID - 

  • postlarvalpostlarval Member EpicPosts: 2,003

    MaxBacon said:

    The biggest reason is the cut Steam takes from sales. This is why many MMO's avoid steam.

    I'm not sure how well can BDO do on Steam, the game easily drags over-emotional flame wars with it, and the steam community is self-fueled on that aspect.


    Many? Of the top-ten rated released games on MMORPG.com, only two are NOT on Steam, with BDO about to move to Steam.

    [NO] Guild Wars 2
    [YES] Final Fantasy XIV
    [YES] Secret World Legends
    [YES] Elder Scrolls Online
    [NO] AD2460
    [SOON] Black Desert Online
    [YES] Rift
    [YES] Warframe
    [YES] Smite
    [YES] Darkfall: Unholy Wars
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  • sayuusayuu Member RarePosts: 728
    edited May 2017







    MaxBacon said:



    The biggest reason is the cut Steam takes from sales. This is why many MMO's avoid steam.

    I'm not sure how well can BDO do on Steam, the game easily drags over-emotional flame wars with it, and the steam community is self-fueled on that aspect.






    Many? Of the top-ten rated released games on MMORPG.com, only two are NOT on Steam, with BDO about to move to Steam.

    [NO] Guild Wars 2
    [YES] Final Fantasy XIV
    [YES] Secret World Legends
    [YES] Elder Scrolls Online
    [NO] AD2460
    [SOON] Black Desert Online
    [YES] Rift
    [YES] Warframe
    [YES] Smite
    [YES] Darkfall: Unholy Wars


    talk about skewing data to fit an agenda.

     
    all that list proves is that the most profitable MMO's aren't on Steam. . .
    with the exception of Final Fantasy 14, all those MMO's came to Steam months after their release to.


    and Lol at this sites rating system. . .like that means anything. . .  I expect to see is some Steamcharts next. . .
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