Final month, we got a long look at DokeV, the open-world action-adventure recreation from the studio behind Black Desert On-line that is stuffed with monster catching, goofy minigames, and exploration of what feels like fairly a large open world.
Chatting with IGN, lead producer Sangyoung Kim gave a tough concept of the complete scope of the world compared to its trailer from the PlayStation Showcase.
“Together with White Whale City, there are two cities proven within the video,” he stated. “I’m unsure the way to specific the island’s magnitude, however you possibly can consider it like this: the elements of city you’ve seen within the trailer are lower than 10% of the particular island. The map is giant sufficient to maintain you entertained simply by strolling round and exploring the open world.
“We really rode the skateboard, drifted, and boosted across the island within the recreation engine, nevertheless it took fairly some time to do a full journey round it.”
The skateboards Kim is referring to are proven within the trailer alongside various different attention-grabbing traversal strategies, resembling jet skis, rideable alpacas, umbrellas (used like gliders), bicycles, vehicles, skateboards, and many extra. And Kim added that these strategies aren’t the one methods you possibly can journey — there are a lot extra that have not been proven but, which gamers will have the ability to use to “discover freely.”
Plus, Kim stated that the world will incorporate day and evening cycles, seasons, and climate as properly — although he famous that it is nonetheless in improvement and that is topic to vary.
Kim additionally talked about that it is attainable the sport will get even larger, although it isn’t clear for now whether or not which means in geographical measurement or simply by way of issues to do. Kim confirmed that Pearl Abyss will proceed so as to add new content material after the launch, noting that DokeV is finally “all about journey and exploration of the open-world.”
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Sadly, we’re nonetheless ready for a launch window for now.
“We’re specializing in the event proper now and I believe there shall be a time we are able to reveal extra about when gamers can anticipate to play our recreation,” Kim stated. “Nonetheless, what we are able to promise is we’ll do our greatest to make a fantastic recreation.”
Kim shared just a few different particulars as properly, resembling the character of DokeV’s multiplayer elements, and just a little concerning the completely different sorts of actions gamers can take part in with their Dokebi past simply battling and exploring, so there’s a lot extra to unpack whereas we wait to study extra about Pearl Abyss’ upcoming open-world action-adventure and its solid of colourful monsters.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You will discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.