MMOARPG Lost Ark will finally launch in South Korea on November 7

Leaving port.

Lost Ark is finally hitting open beta, MMO Culture reports.

Smilegate’s media conference this morning revealed that its soft launch open beta will land for South Koreans on November 7th. Once the game is live, content will flow under seasonal, episodic, and patch updates. Apparently, the studio is working on a new continent and four additional classes to be added at some point after launch. A “graphics remaster” is also on the table. Yes, we’re talking about a game still in beta planning a graphical overhaul after it’s launched.

Intriguingly, this sounds like one of those Guild Wars-esque titles where you can level up strictly through PvP if you so desire. It’s also meant to be played on PC first and foremost, not mobile.

We’ve had an eye on the game for years; it was first announced back in 2014 as a next-gen Diablo-style MMORPG, but it quickly fell dramatically behind schedule. MMO Culture says it’s actually been in production even longer than that, with a $90M budget to boot. It is still not clear whether it’s coming westward, but we’re holding out hope.

Source: MMO Culture, official site (Korean)
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