ARK: Survival Evolved

Studio Wildcard reveals the TEK Tier, a collection of endgame content for players of ARK: Survival Evolved.

ARK: Survival Evolved
Source: ARK community forums

Power armor, advanced dino saddles, and even underwater settlements are the highlights of ARK: Survival Evolved‘s most exciting update. The TEK Tier, a plethora of endgame content for the most skilled players, turns some of the features promised for the final release of the sci-fi dino-filled survival sandbox into reality. The update starts rolling in the next few weeks and goes on until ARK‘s final release in December, with the exciting submerged structures being on the later run-up. Wildcard, the studio responsible for developing and publishing ARK: Survival Evolved, released a mouth-watering trailer teasing some of the upcoming content.

ARK: Survival Evolved is Wildcard’s first release, in cooperation with Instinct Games, Efecto Studio, and Virtual Basement. A sandbox survival game that can be played on either a first or a third person perspective, ARK throws players on the eponymous island where high technology and dinosaurs coexist. With many resources at their disposal, it’s up to players to decide how they will proceed with surviving. Offering both a single-player and a multiplayer experience, ARK has players either fighting the hostile environment on their own or concurrently with other players, who they can either befriend or engage in battle.

The game, currently in early access for Windows PC and XBox One, was the target of controversy when the Scorched Earth expansion pack was released, featuring content previously promised for the base game. Players were enraged that Wildcard decided to release DLC content for a game that was still in early access, making overall reviews on Steam drop to “mixed”. Despite its problems, there’s no denying that ARK is among one of the most anticipated titles of the year, being one of the most played games on Valve’s platform with more players than Rockstar’s big hit Grand Theft Auto 5.

ARK: Survival Evolved
Concept art of an underwater settlement. Source: PC Gamer

ARK: Survival Evolved is scheduled to launch in December 2016 for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux through Steam, PlayStation 4, and XBox One.


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