Pearl Abyss, known for its MMORPG Black Desert, has announced its plans to open the “largest art center” in the history of South Korea’s games industry. It will help the company to develop new games and support its existing IPs.
The project code-named Pearl Abyss Art Center will be a five-story building located in Pyeongchon, Anyang City. Pearl Abyss has invested 30 billion won ($26 million) in this building that will be opened in the first half of 2022.
The center will include various departments. One of them is a 1000-square meter motion capture studio, which will be a large column-free space with 150 cameras.
“We plan to create more realistic and cinematic games through the art center. It will be a technologically advanced base for Pearl Abyss to improve the quality of new titles such as Crimson Desert, DokeV, and PLAN 8 as well as the Black Desert IP,” Executive Head of Division, Art Sector Jeakwon Kim said.
In other news about Pearl Abyss, the company is now also building its new 15-story headquarters in Gwacheon Knowledge Information Town. It will also have five underground floors and will be opened in the first half of 2022.
Pearl Abyss, founded in 2010, is now one of the leading game developers in South Korea. Last September, the company’s biggest hit Black Desert Online surpassed $1.7 billion in lifetime revenue.