During The Game Awards Pearl Abyss unleashed a five minute long trailer for its new open world game Crimson Desert. The trailer gives a look at a lot of content from Crimson Desert, including the a look of the continent of Pywel, melee combat, castle sieges, dragon riding, portals to different dimensions, magic, and a lot more. It seems that Pearl Abyss is looking to incorporate a lot into this massive open world. At the moment the game has been confirmed for PC and consoles, with the studio is aiming for a Winter 2021 release. The footage is all from Pearl Abyss’ next gen engine. The studio also states that everything in the Crimson Desert trailer is from in game.
Now you have had a look at the world of Crimson Desert, you may be wondering what the story is actually about. Here is the official blurb from the developer itself.
A story of survival, Crimson Desert follows a group of struggling mercenaries and the many characters who cross their paths in the vast continent of Pywel. This is a world where heroes are made, but not without incredible hardship, pain and perseverance.
These mercenaries will have their tasks cut out for them as it seems a lot of people are out to fight them. The combat shows different factions with various fighting styles taking on the main character, named MacDuff, as well as fantastical creatures. Crimson Desert really does seem like a mixture of a lot fantasy games from the past decade. Crimson Desert will have a story focus but also contain some online elements though what those elements will be have not been extensively detailed outside of confirmation there will be multiplayer.
Source: Press Release