Crimson Desert delayed to Unspecified Release Date

Pearl Abyss has announced that Crimson Desert has been delayed out of its 'Winter 2021' release window to an unspecified date.

The game had a lengthy showing at The Game Awards in December 2020, showing a long trailer full of cutscenes and gameplay. This was soon followed up with a Trailer Commentary Video and Game Overview Video, but not much has been shared since.

While Crimson Desert was originally billed as an 'open-world MMORPG set in an epic-fantasy world', it has more recently been labeled by Pearl Abyss as a 'massive open-world action-adventure game, with content designed for both solo play and multiplayer.'

The delay message cites a desire to add new ideas to enrich the game, and can be seen 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