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Korea's Pearl Abyss opens office in Amsterdam

Korea's Pearl Abyss opens office in Amsterdam

Korean games firm Pearl Abyss has set up shop in Amsterdam.

The new outpost, dubbed Pearl Abyss Europe, is primarily designed to provide services to the European market, with community management operations, live-ops, server infrastructure and customer support, in addition to development functions like localisation, marketing and PR.

Pearl Abyss has also expanded its US presence in Los Angeles' Manhattan Beach area.

"Pearl Abyss America was established in 2018, and we have continued to expand our team and support our Western players, even in the difficult year we've all faced," Pearl Abyss America boss Jeonghee Jin said.

"Our company was founded on the principle of putting the players' experience first and our Western expansion is one more way we take the next steps towards remaining committed to the mission."

Pearl Abyss Europe VP Lybee Park added: “Our European fans are very important to us and we strongly believe we need to have a physical presence here. With establishing Pearl Abyss Europe we intend to provide the best possible service to our players and build a team of experts to support the launch of our future lineup.”

Pearl Abyss is best-known for its MMO Black Desert Online. To date, that has made more than $2 billion in lifetime revenue, an increase on the $1.7 billion that the company boasted in September 2020. That franchise boasts over 40 million players, too.

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