Lost Ark’s creator discusses console ports: Lost Ark was the hottest new MMORPG in 2022 after it release in February worldwide. In the past, the game hasn’t been entirely free of criticism for its bugs, balance issues, sexualized characters, gender-locked classes, and pay to win in the endgame.
However, it is still a popular choice to fill the MMO power vacuum that World of Warcraft left behind.
Some people might wonder if Lost Ark could be coming to consoles in the future. The Korean MMO has a massive hit on PC. During an interview with Amazon Game’s Franchise Leader Soomin Park. The subject was brought up about how the company makes money from games.
While he didn’t say for sure, console versions could happen.Game journalist Sherif Saed recently talked to Park about publishing rights, the comparisons between Lost Ark and Diablo 3, and why Lost Ark took so long to arrive in the West.
Park also talked about the similarities between Lost Ark and Diablo 3. Diablo 3 comparisons are the context in which the question of console ports came up. Saed said that the game had been a hit on many different platforms.
Lost Ark’s creator discusses console ports
The bad news is that Park couldn’t say for sure if Lost Ark would be coming to consoles soon. Asked Saed, “If people really want to play Lost Ark on consoles, then I think both of us would be open to the idea!”
Park is likely to refer to Amazon and Smilegate, both of which have publishing rights to the game. When he explained why Lost Ark isn’t available in the Middle East or parts of Europe, he explained the relationship between the company and the game.
Unlike other Amazon Games games, like New World, Lost Ark is not owned by the company. That’s not the case. Instead, it works with a Korean publisher called Smilegate RPG, which owns the intellectual property.
Park said that the agreement doesn’t give Amazon the right to publish Lost Ark worldwide, but only in certain parts of Europe, Oceania, and the United States. Because this is the case, it isn’t clear when or if Lost Ark will reach new countries.
Why did it take so long for the Ark to reach the West? It release in Korea in 2019, but it only release in other countries this year, so it called “2019.”
When Park asked why Amazon didn’t contact Smilegate sooner, he didn’t have a good answer. However, he said that Amazon made its move after seeing how famous Lost Ark was in the East.
He says that entertainment is becoming more and more international, with Korean music, movies, and TV shows becoming popular in the West. Park thinks it’s only natural that Korean video games would follow suit. People say Amazon was the first American company to make money from games.
On PC, Lost Ark is out now.