The game has a long history of releases and development. The development of Black Desert Online started in 2010 by Korean video game developer Pearl Abyss. The game was released at different time in different regions. First, BDO was released in Korea in 2014, followed by release in Russia in 2015. Finally, it was released in Europe and North America on March 3rd in 2016.
Over the course of the last month, the game has sold more than 400,000 copies. Also, Min Kim, CEO of Daum Games Europe (the publisher of the game), have said that Black Desert Online’s in-game cash shop is doing well, as it has more than the average pay ratio that is commonly seen in free-to-play games.