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Lost Ark - GeForce NOW Launch Will Allow for Mobile Gaming

Published: 05:20, 29 April 2022
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We are not sure we like the implications of the fact that Lost Ark will now be playable on mobile has. It's a good thing the game is more accessible, but it begs the question if missing the weekly missions will become more punishing.

Starting on April 28, 2022, Lost Ark launches on the NVidia GeForce NOW, allowing the game to be playable on devices other than the PC.

This works because GeForce NOW delivers real-time gameplay straight from the cloud to your laptop, desktop, Mac, SHIELD TV, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. With cloud saves for supported games, you can pick up your game where you left off, on any supported device, wherever you are.

Accessibility to the game is, of course, a good thing. One should only take a look at Albion Online, to see the positive things a mobile release can bring to a game, especially an MMO.

However, we must remember that Lost Ark is still an Asian MMO, which are notorious for their grinding. The daily and weekly missions are, already, an inconvenient way of progressing through the game, with a system in place to make up for any missions missed, which just goes to show the importance the developers place on them.

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It is not impossible to imagine, with the prevalence of mobile gaming in Asia and their love of daily rewards and grinds, to see the punishments for missing these missions increase, as an incentive to play the game more often. Should that happen, this may cause an adverse effect on players leaving the game, due to the disdain for mobile gaming currently alive in the West.

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