ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved Released

Independent developer Studio Wildcard has pulled back the curtains on its Jurassic creation today with the launch of ARK: Survival Evolved, an open-world dinosaur survival game where players fight for every breath amid the most ferocious creatures to ever walk the earth. In development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the all-in-one game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux, ARK: Survival Evolved launched today via Steam Early Access.

ARK: Survival Evolved Details

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, ARK: Survival Evolved marries the survival genre with multiplayer cooperation and competition. As shown in the gameplay trailer below, players wake, naked and starving, on the beach of a mysterious island surrounded a herd of other confused humans. On ARK, they must then hunt, harvest, craft, research technology, and build shelters to protect against scorching days, freezing nights, volatile weather systems, dangerous wildlife, and potential enemies.

Use strategy and tactics to tame and ride dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the game’s dynamic, persistent ecosystems. Build your character’s strengths and gain items, skills, and pet creatures using in-depth role-playing systems. Start a tribe with hundreds of other players to survive and dominate competing tribes, and ultimately discover the ARK’s true purpose.

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“ARK taps into the scale, size, and wildly unpredictable nature of the dinosaur eras like no other game before it, then pairs it with the wonders of exploration and technological discovery,” said Jesse Rapczak, co-founder and co-creative director, Studio Wildcard. “We’re particularly excited to bring ARK to consoles, as open-world survival gameplay is typically found solely in PC games.”

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Tame one of 60 amazing dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! Fly a Pterodactyl squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through the deep jungle with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base along a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex. Players will quickly learn that dinosaurs aren’t the only dangerous creatures on the island. Other players are organizing rebel tribes to accumulate resources, experience, re-spawn points, and to construct sprawling villages and cities, with technology spanning the primitive stone-age to the modern electric-powered era and beyond. And they will fight to destroy anything they see as a threat.

Wildcard Studios Social Media

To join Studio Wildcard’s tribe of growing ARK: Survival Evolved survivors, see their Steam page for detailed feature list and weekly reveals of new dinosaur dossiers, follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, subscribe to them on YouTube, visit their website at and watch them tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.

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