Studio Wildcard have today announced ARK: Survival Evolved for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It’s sounding rather lovely too!
Jurassic World may be on the horizon but ARK: Survival Horror looks to take the survival genre forward with its open world dinosaur survival theme!
With a blend of multiplayer cooperation and competition, Survival Evolved will see players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans. After hunting, harvesting, crafting and researching, you’ll need to protect yourself against scorching days, freezing nights, volatile weather systems, dangerous wildlife, and potential enemies.
But some of that dangerous wildlife can be tamed and you’ll get the chance to check out 60 amazing dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! Get ready to 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.
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.
“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.”
Whilst early Steam access will soon be available, the full release isn’t expected until some time in 2016. Hopefully not too late in the year because we want to discover the secrets of the ARK.