Pearl Abyss' Crimson Desert Delayed Indefinitely

Crimson Desert has been delayed, so you know what that means: puns about being lost in the desert.

Published: July 29, 2021 11:16 AM /


Crimson Desert Delayed

Pearl Abyss, the creators and publishers of Crimson Desert, an open-world action-adventure title that was announced last year to much fanfare and hype, have just announced a Crimson Desert delay. Check out the full statement below:

Since Crimson Desert's gameplay trailer reveal last year, the response we received from the community has been a huge source of encouragement for our team. We would like to thank you for the amazing support and enthusiasm you've shown for our reveal.

We are currently hard at work developing Crimson Desert, which is rapidly evolving with new adventures and exciting experiences. However, we have decided that we need to dedicate more time to adding new ideas for an even deeper, more enriching game. Therefore, in order to create the best possible experience, all the while ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved in delivering the game, we have decided to delay Crimson Desert's release. We will provide an updated schedule in the future. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. We wish you and your loved ones the best of health, and we'll keep working hard so that we can meet all of you soon in Pywel.

- The Crimson Desert Team

What is Crimson Desert?

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Crimson Desert is an open-world action-adventure title that was originally supposed to release in Winter 2021. It will apparently tell the story of a story of mercenaries struggling to survive in Pywel, and the setting is a war-torn fantasy environment that will follow Macduff, son of Martinus, the leader of a small band of mercenaries that finds himself having to overcome questions of leadership and painful memories from his past.

The game is set in the same universe as Black Desert Online, but it isn't an MMORPG. It's an old-school RPG that looks straight out of the Xbox 360 and PS3 genres of RPGs, which honestly is great. More of that, please. Plus, it's really, really pretty

For more information on Crimson Desert, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information.

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