Lost Ark impresses with its numbers shortly after its launch: The free-to-play MMOARPG attracts fans en masse, has blossomed into a streaming hit on Twitch and is celebrating millions of new registrations. Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games review Lost Ark's records.
On Friday February 11th, Amazon Games released Lost Ark, a free-to-play 2-play MMOARPG developed by South Korean studio Smilegate RPG. Less than five months after the successful debut of Amazon Games' New World, Lost Ark was overwhelmingly received by fans and reached more than 1,325 million concurrent players –the second most played title of all time on Steam.
Lost Ark reached more than 1,2 million concurrent viewers on Twitch and was viewed a total of more than 59,9 million hours on Twitch during the week of launch.
Lost Ark launch with highlights
These achievements build on the early access that enabled Pioneer Pack owners to play Lost Ark between February 8th and February 11th. During that time, Lost Ark reached 532.000 concurrent players on Steam and 1,2 million concurrent viewers on Twitch.
"We are touched and delighted by the enthusiastic response from players to Lost Ark," said Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games. “It is a great honor to have two titles in the top five most played games on Steam and we are grateful to the Lost Ark and Steam communities for making this possible. We are working closely with Smilegate RPG to release more content and regular updates for Lost Ark, and to continue to maintain a global player community. This is just the beginning and we're excited to see where the community takes us.”
Some data on Lost Ark:
- 1,325 million concurrent players in less than 24 hours of launch - making Lost Ark the most played title in 24 hours, the second most concurrent player title of all time on Steam, and the most played MMOARPG on Steam overall.
- On Twitch can Lost Ark Over 1,2 million concurrent viewers, 59,9 million watched hours and more than 112.000 streams.
- Just three days after launch, Lost Ark had more than 4,7 million new registered players in the western hemisphere; 55 percent of them from America and 45 percent from Europe (as of February 14).
"Our goal is to become the most customer-centric games company out there, for both players and developers," said Mike Frazzini, VP of Games at Amazon. “Lost Ark is our first externally developed game. We're delighted with the response from players and to be able to leverage the best that Amazon has to offer - from Prime Gaming to Twitch to the Amazon storefront - with it Lost Ark Reaches and delights huge audiences around the world.”
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