ARK: Survival Evolved Arrives to Xbox One X

Nothing beats a video game full of dinosaurs in the highest possible resolution. That’s perhaps the line of thinking behind the update which sees ARK Xbox One X compatibility in order to take advantage of the new console’s hardware power.

ark xbox one x

ARK’s update for Xbox One X will offer players on the console two modes of play: a “Detail Mode” with 1440p resolution at 30FPS, or a “Medium Quality” mode with a 1080p resolution and 60FPS. Detail Mode touts features such as a extended draw distance, long-range shadows, and realistic weather effects through the TrueSky system.

The new console isn’t just a visual upgrade either; players can now split up and go in completely different directions in local multiplayer split-screen mode, loading and streaming times for the game are improved, and Xbox One X servers can now host up to 70 players in a game.

ARK’s compatibility with the new Xbox console is a free update that’s now available. You can take a peek at the improved visuals in a side-by-side comparison between the One and the X in the video below.

Our Thoughts

While improved visuals are definitely going to be a welcome addition for many, some might balk at the framerate hit that might impose. Still, a lot of the other functions ARK has on Xbox One X are a noted improvement. Besides, ARK: Survival Evolved is already a pretty demanding game for PC.

Source: press release

Articles Related to ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK Survival Evolved Releases
Tests Reveal ARK: Survival Evolved on PC Has Stiff Requirements
ARK: Survival Evolved PC Review

Related: , , , , ,

About Chris Hughes

Chris is a literal wolf who has managed to learn how to use a computer. He enjoys cooking, roleplaying, writing, and reading those who do the same. You can find him staring at Twitter or read more of his attempt at humor at his blog, or in-game primarily on WildStar, Blade and Soul or Final Fantasy XIV.