Lost Ark has now amassed over 20 million players, with half coming from its Western release last month.
Western publisher Amazon Games and developer Smilegate RPG announced that over 4.7 million new players have joined within three days of Lost Ark’s release in North and South America, Europe and Australia, and that number has now grown to more than 10 million. The game launched in South Korea in 2019, where it amassed a large following prior to its release in the West.
But Amazon Games vice president Christoph Hartmann said the action-RPG is just getting started: “The excitement around Lost Ark from around the world is rapidly growing, as evidenced by the numbers The number of global players is increasing.
“Together with Smilegate, we are committed to supporting the growing community with a strong update roadmap in the years to come.”
Lost Ark got off to a good start in the West with an early access release and became one of Steam’s biggest games ever, even before it officially launched for free. When the official release date arrived on February 11, it even skyrocketed to number two in Steam’s most-played games of all time by connoisseurs.
The development teams told IGN last week they were “absolutely shocked and delighted by the reception” and said they were committed to staying motivated.
Lost Ark is set to receive regular updates to achieve this, starting with the March 2022 update that will bring new missions, islands, and movies to the game.
In our October 8 review, IGN said “Lost Ark is an incredibly generous free ARPGMMO that draws a lot from Diablo – including the story of humans and Heaven working together against the Heavens. devil again.”
Ryan Dinsdale is a freelancer on IGN who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.
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