Lost Ark, the hugely popular Korean MMORPG from Smilegate, recently hit PC via Steam thanks to a global release by Amazon Games. The game quickly rose to become one of Steam’s most successful launches ever, but the developers haven’t entirely ruled out a release on consoles yet.
Speaking to VG247 recently, Lost Ark franchise lead Soomin Park commented on the possibility of the MMORPG coming to consoles at some point. While he makes it somewhat clear that a console version isn’t in the works at the studio, he stated that if the demand if high enough, it might happen.
“If Lost Ark on consoles is something that fans really want, then I think it’s something both parties would consider,” said Park.
Lost Ark arrived in western regions on 11 February 2022 and quickly amassed over 20 million players worldwide, making it one of the biggest game launches of the year. It’s also another consecutive hit from publisher Amazon Games who released the MMORPG New World last year to just as impressive player numbers.
However, the game is currently limited to PC only, as is the case with many games in the MMO space. Given Lost Ark‘s popularity, though, a console release would make sense in order to expand the IPs reach beyond just one platform.
Despite its booming popularity, South Africans still can’t play the game – at least without bypassing the “Unavailable in Your Region” error. To accommodate the growing pool of players, Smilegate and Amazon Games created an entire new region of servers to handle the overflow.
If a console version does happen, it might take a while before it lands on the PlayStation and Xbox.
Lost Ark is now available as a free-to-play title on PC via Steam.