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Is Lost Ark Coming to the West?

SmileGate's job recruitment site points to an English-speaking position

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Is Lost Ark heading to the West? Well, according to one YouTuber’s speculation and SmileGate’s recruitment website, signs are looking potentially positive.

It should be noted at this point that we simply do not have confirmation. However, we have reached out for comment and will update this story accordingly. With that disclaimer out of the way, here’s what we know so far.

YouTuber Sywo posted a video earlier showing a recruitment callout for a L10N PM (North America/Europe) role for Lost Ark. Responsibilities for this role include project management, data management, communication with overseas partners, and more.

Here’s the interesting bit which fuels the fire. The Qualifications include (emphasis added):

  • Fluent foreign language (English) proficiency
  • Over 3 years of experience in translation or game industry

As we stated above, we simply don’t have concrete proof at this point, but we’re hoping to receive some clarification from our contact. You can watch the whole video below:


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.