I don’t know who Lost Ark’s engineers are, but they’re worth their weight in gold.
If you haven’t heard of it, Lost Ark is a Diablo-esque aRPG being made in South Korea. It’s been in the works for a few years, with early testing for the game only opening in South Korea later this year.
After everyone saw the visuals of the early trailers, gamers began hitting up developers Smilegate — who also developed Crossfire — to see whether it’d get a Western release.
It’s not hard to see why people are keen.
Christ that looks a treat. This is all being done with an ancient version of DirectX as well, according to a recent Q&A with South Korean media.
The footage is from a closed beta test, the first of three. There’ll be a “final test” after that, although given where we are in the year it’s unlikely we’ll see Lost Ark become playable to Westerners in any fashion until 2017 at the earliest.