Black Desert Online was remastered on August 23, to take the game’s graphics and audio to a whole new level. The audio team lead by Hwiman “Croove” Ryu revamped every aspect of Black Desert Online’s audio with 100 new, original songs and improved voice-overs for the game’s NPCs.
Croove even added an unexpected treat in the audio remaster. “I always want to introduce our players to many different types of music, and rock music is something I’ve wanted to experiment with for a while now. For the remaster, we added a rock song in each region, such as the Cron Castle in Balenos and the Castle Ruins of Serendia.”
Listen to all the new soundtracks of Black Desert: Remastered here.
The graphics team also put in a year’s work to apply the latest, most advanced technologies, such as physically based rendering, improved post-processing, light-based rendering and more, to the already acclaimed Black Desert graphics.
In particular, “The metals turned out well as the result of applying image-based lighting (IBL),” said Pearl Abyss Engine Director Kwang Hyun Ko. “For non-metals as well, the reflection of light is different from every angle, so we used IBL and other advanced technologies to express these textures in a lifelike manner, and that’s why everything looks more realistic.”