Pearl Abyss has confirmed that Black Desert will be conducting its first closed beta testing for the North American and European regions in the early 2015. The game will be published in the NA and EU regions by Daum Communications.
Regarding the localization for the western audience, Pearl Abyss stated that the game’s gameplay wouldn’t be altered much if at all. They believe that the MMO’s setting is a perfect match for Western people, however, they’ve promised that they’d make changes based on player suggestions and demands when necessary.
The Korean version of the game will kick off it’s third Korean Closed Beta in September. After that the game is scheduled to transfer into Open Beta in November.