Crimson Desert screenshot of an encounter with a huge monster

Crimson Desert, Black Desert's MMO-free spin-off, was originally supposed to arrive in late 2021, but it now looks like that may have been a bit too optimistic. According to the newest developer update, Crimson Desert has far surpassed its original scope and is now in need of more time in order to get everything finished up and ready to go.

"We have decided that we need to dedicate more time to adding new ideas for an even deeper, more enriching game," elaborates the brief update. "Therefore, in order to create the best possible experience, all the while ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved in delivering the game, we have decided to delay Crimson Desert's release."

The one bit of bad news is that the developers have not announced a new release date. As such, it's highly likely that Crimson Desert will still need a fair bit of time in order to see the light of day, perhaps even an entire year if we're unlucky.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once we get some more information. Until then, you can read a little bit more about Crimson Desert over at the official website.