In terms of peak Twitch viewing, Lost Ark already has exceeded GTA V, according to TwitchTracker data. This achievement is arguably more impressive in light of the fact that Amazon Games’ MMORPG is still yet to go live fully. The Early Access window for Lost Ark, which started on February 8th, has been a great success thus far.
Lost Ark’s Early Access Program is a Success
Lost Ark’s Early Access period has proven so lucrative, in fact, that it capped at 532,476 concurrent players on Steam. The hype surrounding Lost Ark is understandable, considering the title’s enormous cult following in South Korea.
Creators Tripod Studio, as well as Smilegate in 2019, launched the isometric experience to fantastic player reception, paving the stage for its future distribution in western countries.
Smilegate and Amazon Games had previously intended to release the title late last year, however, Lost Ark’s announcement during the 2021 Game Awards indicated an early 2022 release date for the studio. According to fresh information, the MMORPG’s somewhat lengthier wait stayed true in the long run.
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Lost Ark has a gameplay structure similar to the likes of Path of Exile, or Diablo that lets players choose from 15 different classes to take on swarms of foes or engage in brutal PvP battles with their opponents. Optionally, you can loosen up by engaging in peaceful activities such as fishing, mining, or archaeology.
Lost Ark Twitch attendance surpassed 1.27 million
According to TwitchTracker’s report, Lost Ark’s highest Twitch attendance has already surpassed 1.27 million people. The online multiplayer game is now the 13th most-watched on Twitch, thanks to this record-breaking number. Thus, it’s stood above numbers of Cyberpunk 2077 as well as Grand Theft Auto 5, which drew 1.14 million people to the famed streaming site at their highest points, respectively.
Rust, a survival game, has a viewership peak of 1.37 million, just one more than Lost Ark. It’s also worth mentioning that another MMORPG released by Amazon Games, New World on Twitch, reached an outstanding high of 977,000 viewers.
Why is Lost Ark getting so popular?
It’s possible that Lost Ark’s strong start on Twitch may help the game when its free-to-play version launches later this week. Grand Theft Auto V and Cyberpunk 2077 aren’t the only games that have beaten it yet. However, it’s not yet clear how this victory will affect the MMO’s long-term viability on PC platforms.