Black Desert Online PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrades coming

Black Desert Online
(Image credit: Pearl Abyss)

Black Desert Online is getting native PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S support in a future update.

Developer Pearl Abyss just announced the forthcoming upgrade for Black Desert Online players on consoles on September 15, via a blog post on GamePress. However, although we know the upgrade is coming for Black Desert Online's console players, we do know that developer Pearl Abyss won't be charging for the new-gen upgrades on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, as they'll be entirely free for all players.

If you recognize the name "Pearl Abyss," that's because the Korea-based developer took the gaming sphere by storm last month in August when DokeV was re-revealed for the world to see. The K-Pop infused creature battler debuted a brand new trailer at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021, showcasing its switch from an MMO (not unlike Black Desert Online) to being a single-player RPG.

Just like Black Desert Online's upgrade though, there's currently no word on when DokeV is actually launching (although one outlet claimed that a 2022 release window was on the cards). In the meantime though, if you liked what you heard from the re-reveal trailer last month, you can listen to original track Rockstar on repeat right now through Spotify, with the banger set to arrive on more streaming services at some point in the future. DokeV is one to keep an eye on, and like Black Desert Online it's coming to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

For a few more imminent game launches, you can check out our new games 2021 guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.