Studio Wildcard brings dinosaur-infested fun to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system in North America with their release of the ARK: Survival Evolved “Survivor’s Pack” today. This latest release in the multi-million selling ARK series was developed in concert with porting partner Abstraction Games, and includes both the base game, ARK: Survival Evolved, and the massive desert-themed expansion, ARK: Scorched Earth for $54.99 USD.
Studio Wildcard also revealed today that ARK: Survival Evolved‘s core game will receive a full content-complete retail release in Spring 2017. Distributed exclusively worldwide by Solutions 2 GO Inc., the physical disc-based ARK for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will hit retail for $59.99USD. At that time, the equivalent console and PC digital versions of ARK: Survival Evolved will also be priced at $59.99USD, while the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack will be permanently available for $19.99USD
Today’s release of the ARK: Survivor’s Pack for PlayStation 4 gives North American players an up-to-date version of ARK: Survival Evolved that includes the previously released content, plus Scorched Earth – ARK’s first Expansion Pack. The Survivor’s Pack also includes exclusive PS4 content including a Bionic Giganotosaurus skin and an entire Manticore armor set for all male and female characters. PlayStation 4 Pro owners will also gain substantial performance improvements including a higher framerate, smoother animations and stunning visual effects.
ARK players on PlayStation 4 will also receive a constant stream of major updates packed with new dinosaurs, weapons, armor, mechanics, and lifestyle improvements, until it releases as a final product in Spring 2017.
Built on Unreal Engine 4, ARK: Survival Evolved is the first to deliver the popular-on-PC persistent online survival genre to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a unique footprint of adventure, multiplayer online cooperation and competition, focused on the basic survival skills of crafting, harvesting, building, and exploration.
In ARK: Survival Evolved, survivors wake up stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on a mysterious island where they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive in every biome. Survivors will tame, train, and ride more than 100 stunning dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! In every available biome – Jungle, Snow, Swamp, Redwood, and Desert – you’ll be able to fly an armed Pteranodon squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through a thick jungle 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.
Meanwhile in the ARK: Scorched Earth Expansion Pack, players will wake up in a fiery, drought-ridden desert world, where they must immediately seek water, hunt for food, harvest new flora, craft new items, and build shelter from the extreme heat.
Use skills honed on ARK’s faraway Island to kill, tame, breed, and ride the fantastical new creatures that have evolved to survive the Desert’s ultra harsh conditions, including… DRAGONS!
ARK: Survival Evolved is in development for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation 4, and Steam PC. The game is available next week for PlayStation 4 players and is currently playable in Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One and Steam’s Early Access program, which includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding!
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