There certainly feels like a fair level of excitement for Lost Ark’s western launch, especially since folks are already working their way into the Russian open beta. If the latest job postings from publisher/developer Smilegate are any indication, that western launch is soon approaching.
Two key positions for the game’s overseas prospects were plucked out of Smilegate’s job board: an overseas business product manager, who must have an effective command of speaking and writing in English, and an overseas service planner, who is asked to be fluent in English and Chinese and have a minimum two years’ experience in overseas live operations; bonus points if the candidate has five or more years. Another job posting seeks a console client developer with experience in Unreal Engine 3 and 4 as well as a multi-platform game engine.
Of course, none of these job postings offer any indication of Lost Ark’s western arrival schedule, but the postings close today (November 30th), which seems to indicate that an arrival later this year could be possible. We’ll just have to wait for official word, preferably from whomever lands the overseas business product manager job.