Amazon Games Might Be Publishing Lost Ark In The West (UPDATED: Korean Site Says "By 2021")

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor August 20, 2020
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Amazon Games has entered into an exclusive agreement with Smilegate to publish an RPG in the West. What RPG? That's not mentioned in the press release from Amazon, but considering that Lost Ark development is coming along nicely in other regions, it stands to reason that it might be the target game.

While Amazon certainly has the size and resources to publish virtually any game, its own recent development woes -- which are almost too many to mention at this point -- would seem to raise a red flag or two. Then again, development and publishing are likely two totally separate divisions, so maybe the problems plaguing one won't have an effect on the other.

As MassivelyOP noted, Smilegate has apparently been hiring on some personnel for a Western Lost Ark release for some time now, so this might be the final step of putting ink to paper to make it all come together. If true, it's at least going to make one member of the MMOBomb team a happy camper, for sure.

UPDATE: The translation of this Korean website with a press release confirms that the publishing deal is for Lost Ark and that the game "will be officially released to users in North America and Europe by 2021."

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In this article: smilegate, Lost Ark, Amazon Games.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (3)

tekosdj 1 year ago
chaque années on y a le droit.

Tabb 1 year ago
the wait is almost over but I'm salty about amazon and their fake values :'( wish korean devs will one day be able to publish globally on their own.

rickshaw 1 year ago
oh nooooo.


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