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Open-world dino game ARK revealed

Open-world dino game ARK revealed

Indie developer Studio Wildcard has revealed ARK: Survival Evolved, an open-world dinosaur survival game where players will be able to hunt, tame and ride numerous prehistoric beasts. It is in development for PC, PS4 and X1 with a Steam early access starting June 2.


Hunt, Tame, and Ride Dinosaurs in This Large-Scale, Multiplayer, First-Person Survival Game Coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam (PC, Mac, Linux)

SEATTLE, WA – May 11, 2015 – Independent developer Studio Wildcard has pulled back the curtains on its Jurassic creation today with the announcement of ARK: Survival Evolved, an open-world dinosaur survival game where players fight for every breath amongst the most ferocious creatures to ever walk the earth. In development for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux, ARK: Survival Evolved will launch on Steam’s Early Access program June 2, 2015, for survivors to begin exploring the vast, formidable environment and its many secrets.

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, ARK: Survival Evolved takes on the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among 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 cunning strategy and tactics to tame and ride the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground. 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.

“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.”
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.

ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in early 2016 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program and Steam, including Oculus Rift VR support and a thorough integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. The world of ARK is designed to be player-oriented and ever-expanding!
To join our tribe of growing ARK: Survival Evolved survivors, journey over to the Steam page for detailed feature list and weekly reveals of new dinosaur dossiers, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.


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Commented on 2015-05-12 14:55:12
Looks amazing. Concept is great it's all down to execution.
Commented on 2015-05-12 15:25:35
Commented on 2015-05-12 15:27:55
holy motion blur batman!
Commented on 2015-05-12 16:03:28
cool another game i can KoS in, cannot wait to take everything some has or ever will be
Commented on 2015-05-12 16:34:05
Three minutes in: "Do a barrel roll"
Commented on 2015-05-12 16:42:10
So it sounds like it's got some RTS element to it too. Blur's a bit distracting. Looks quite nice though.
Commented on 2015-05-12 17:55:43
So PanzerDragoon'ish i already LOVE it
Commented on 2015-05-12 18:22:46
Kind of kitchen sink. Hope it comes together.
Commented on 2015-05-13 02:42:43
What a PLEASANT surprise. Definitely on my list.
Commented on 2015-05-13 12:34:42
Turok mixed with Monster Hunter ?=P
Commented on 2015-05-14 02:11:58
This is a mix of ''B.C.''--an old Original Xbox game that was canned half way through development (very ambitious for its time), and Rust.

Perhaps staged evolution of technology. Spears, to Axes to Bows, to janky looking pistols, to futuristic ARs. Would be sweet to see all crafting items evolve, not just guns.

If you guys are interested in this, there is an Alpha at the beginning of June. Support it if you think it looks worthwhile, because i can tell you now, it seems many people have an interest in this game, and the fate of this game on every platform, besides just PC will probably highly revolve around how its percieved on PC via the Alpha test.

EDIT: By alpha test i was referring to Early Access, which is only available on STEAM.
Commented on 2015-05-15 06:10:32
Smelling a bit of B.S. on this one. The winds of change are going to rip this game a new one. Downgrades galore and headscratching gameplay.

Seriously, taking on dinosaurs with a bow and arrow? The only death to be had will be yours. And it will be swift if you're lucky and you don't piss off the dinosaur too much with your sharp stick.

Excited and hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.

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