Smilegate recently held an event to announce the release of the South Korean open beta for Lost Ark. The game will be available to Korean players beginning on November 7th. Smilegate has been working on Lost Ark for seven years, spending nearly $90M USD on the Unreal 3-based title.
Developers also revealed other information including how post-launch content will be released. The plan is to provide updates in three different categories:
- Seasons are large updates that feature more back-end and bug fixing work and that lay the groundwork for future updates.
- Episodes feature game content in the form of additional story components released in quests, new zones and events.
- Middle Updates add group-related content such as world bosses, dungeons, raids as well as addressing class balance issues.
Developers said that many of the changes being prepared for the November open beta launch came directly from player feedback during closed beta testing.
According to MMOCulture, the game's cash shop "will sell mostly cosmeic and convenience items, such as avatars, mounts, appearance changes, player housing decorations, resurrection feather, pets, warehouse storage and time-saving items".
At this time, there is no news about Lost Ark's release date in other regions.
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