Lost Ark is delayed: Amazon and Smilegate make a risky decision 10 minutes after its official launch in the West
Smilegate has seen how a huge number of players entered its free proposal: Lost Ark. A title that swept Asia two years ago and that after its premiere in Russia last 2021, began a countdown to a global expansion that would arrive today, the day February 11th. However, with desire you cannot get anywhere if you do not have an important infrastructure and Amazon Games, distributor of the game in our territory, has seen how it could not deal with the problems in its servers that the game has been suffering all week.
Thus, the Koreans of Smilegate have shared that the official launch of Lost Ark in the West, both in Europe and in the American continent, is delayed until further notice . A piece of news that has made many tear their hair out in the face of a wait that seemed never to end, especially for those who have decided not to invest in the packages of founder to be part of the early access of the game.
Unfortunately, due to deployment issues, launch is delayed. We hope to have this resolved in a matter of hours.
Your patience is appreciated and we'll update you soon.
– Lost Ark (@playlostark) February 11, 2022 The game is delayed “a few hours” while the team solves the latest problems
No information official on how long this delay will last, but while Lost Ark's account in USAadds vaguely that “the service will return in a future”, we had to go to the official Twitter account of Lost Ark to calm down. Apparently, the release will be delayed by “a few hours” while the studio and Amazon Games work out the server issues. A decision that will not have been easy for any of the teams involved, but that seems to be the only alternative to not definitively collapse online services, affecting both new and veteran players. In fact, and although there is no official confirmation by any member of the team, some users comment on social networks that the service has been interrupted even for those who were already playing.
In recent days players have reported many problems with access to the game and the server stability . Many users have shared the dozens of hours that the game “forced” them to wait in line to access the server and how many others have been seen saturated . Given this, Smilegate opened two new servers yesterday, one in Europe and one in North America, but it seems that has not been enough.