Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG have said they would consider bringing Lost Ark to console if fan demand was high enough.
The action-RPG has already found incredible success on PC but franchise leader Soomin Park told VG247 that extending its reach to consoles isn’t outside the realms of possibility.
While discussing the success of the Diablo franchise on console, Park said: “If Lost Ark on consoles is something that fans really want, then I think it’s something both parties would consider.”
Any potential release on PlayStation or Xbox would be years into the future, of course, as it appears there aren’t even plans at the moment to develop a console version.
Lost Ark has proved immensely popular on PC since it was released in the west in February, shooting to second place on Steam’s most played games of all time and amassing over 20 million players.
The launch hasn’t been without issues though, and Amazon Games recently admitted it released the first major update too soon after launch, pressing players into paying for what was meant to be free content.
It’s also been criticized for having gender-locked classes, meaning only men can be warriors and women can be mages, and so on, alongside its female characters’ revealing outfits, though it’s somewhat addressed these concerns.
In our 8/10 review, IGN said: “Lost Ark is an extremely generous free-to-play ARPGMMO that draws a lot from Diablo – including its well-worn story about humans and Heaven teaming up against demons.”
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