Studio Wildcard, the team that never sleeps, is proud to hand deliver today the dinosaur-sized present Xbox One players have been waiting for, the first-ever online survival game to consoles with ARK: Survival Evolved. Launching today on Xbox Game Preview, players can now dive into this dynamic ecosystem where they will craft weapons, clothing, and tools, build multi-story houses, join and commune with other tribes, and tame, train, ride, and breed dinosaurs.
ARK: Survival Evolved is available now for download on Xbox Game Preview for $34.99 and includes all the content of its PC counterpart, this was evident in a massive 18 GB update that downloaded after the had been successfully installed. For all of you couch gamers, you’ll be thrilled to know this delivered local split-screen into the world of ARK.
Xbox One players will receive exclusive content including a Bionic “Tek” T-Rex, Safari Hat, and Survivor’s Trophy, free access to Xbox-specific ARK official servers (up to 70 can play on a server simultaneously), and a steady delivery of exclusive Xbox One content prior to full game launch in June 2016. Did I mention that Studio Wildcard currently has an offer of a $200 prize to the first person that captures an in-game screenshot of the Bionic “Tek” Rex on an official PvP server and tweets it to @survivetheark.
The world of ARK is constantly evolving and the development team loves feedback. Players can join the ARK discussion now by visiting the newly launched Xbox One forums on survivetheark.com/forums/.
Built on Unreal Engine 4, ARK takes on the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on a mysterious island, and must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive. Tame as many as 100 amazing dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! Fly a Pterodactyl squadron over snow-capped mountains, race through deep jungles with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base with a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex.
ARK: Survival Evolved is expected to officially launch in June 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, Steam and on PlayStation 4 with Project Morpheus support.