Last month, we got a long look at DokeV, the open-world action-adventure recreation from the studio behind Black Desert Online that is full of monster catching, goofy minigames, and exploration of what seems like fairly a large open world.
Speaking to IGN, lead producer Sangyoung Kim gave a tough thought of the complete scope of the world compared to its trailer from the PlayStation Showcase.
“Including White Whale Town, there are two cities proven within the video,” he stated. “I’m unsure categorical the island’s magnitude, however you’ll be able to assume of it like this: the elements of city you’ve seen within the trailer are lower than 10% of the precise island. The map is giant sufficient to maintain you entertained simply by strolling round and exploring the open world.
“We truly 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 a quantity of different fascinating traversal strategies, akin to jet skis, rideable alpacas, umbrellas (used like gliders), bicycles, automobiles, skateboards, and lots extra. And Kim added that these strategies aren’t the one methods you’ll be able to 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 effectively — although he famous that it is nonetheless in improvement and that is topic to alter.
Kim additionally talked about that it is potential the sport will get even greater, although it is not clear for now whether or not meaning in geographical dimension or simply in phrases 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 in the end “all about journey and exploration of the open-world.”
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Unfortunately, we’re nonetheless ready for a launch window for now.
“We are specializing in the event proper now and I believe there might be a time we are able to reveal extra about when gamers can count on to play our recreation,” Kim stated. “However, what we are able to promise is we are going to do our greatest to make a fantastic recreation.”
Kim shared a number of different particulars as effectively, akin to 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 be taught extra about Pearl Abyss’ upcoming open-world action-adventure and its solid of colourful monsters.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You can discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.