Japanese publisher PMANG announced back on January 17th that their release of Lost Ark, Smilegate’s free-to-play MMO from 2019, will be shutting down in that territory on March 20th. By the end of January all in-game purchases had been concluded and their internet cafe service was ended. You can check out the schedule and a brief FAQ for current players at this page.
This is the “LOST ARK” management team. Thank you for always using “LOST ARK”.
We regret to inform you that the service for “LOST ARK” will end at 19:00 on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. We have been providing services since Wednesday, September 23, 2020, but in close consultation with the developer, Smilegate RPG, we have decided that it will be difficult to continue to provide services that will satisfy our customers. After careful consideration, this decision has been made. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has played “LOST ARK” so far, and to everyone who has supported and cared about us.
We deeply apologize for not being able to spend more time with everyone who has always given us their generous support and support, and for having to inform them of this result.
With this announcement, the addition of new content to “LOST ARK” has ended, but in order for you to enjoy “LOST ARK” until the end, we plan to hold various events from next week, Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Is. We hope that you will enjoy “LOST ARK” until the end.PMANG Announcement – January 17, 2024
Outside of Japan Lost Ark seems to be humming along with recent anniversary events and monthly updates in North America and Europe where it’s published on Steam by Amazon Games. The original Korean version also seems to be alive and well with a 2024 roadmap laying out upcoming content. Thanks to an anonymous reader for submitting the news, we’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site later.