Remember Gamescom last year, and the peppy trailer for open-world creature collecting RPG DokeV? Well, the game’s slipped out of its 2023 release window and into the distant reaches of 2024, devs Pearl Abyss have revealed. DokeV.Club report that Pearl Abyss CEO Heo Jin-young acknowledged that the game would overshoot 2023 during the company’s earnings conference call last week. Pearl Abyss also delayed their upcoming action-adventure Crimson Desert.
We haven’t heard much about DokeV since it was shown at Gamescom last year. Back in May, Jin-young confirmed that DokeV would become a “metaverse platform” after speculation that the game could feature a Play To Earn system. Now, unsubstantiated rumours have emerged on Twitter that DokeV’s core developers have left Pearl Abyss. Take that with a massive pinch of salt, though Pearl Abyss did mention in their earnings call that their core development team is concentrating on Crimson Desert for now.
DokeV is now pencilled in for release sometime in 2024. I’ll keep you updated as and when I hear more. If you’re interested in the ins and out of Pearl Abyss’ finances then you can take a look at their Q3 2022 earnings report here.