On the subject of MMO open world survival games, there’s some great news to be heard. As part of the upcoming winter sales, Wildcard Studios and Sony announced the launch of the much-anticipated Ark: Survival Evolved.
What is Ark: Survival Evolved, and why the hype-train? The title was announced in early 2015, but due to a couple of setbacks, the game’s launch was delayed. Wildcard, the studio that developed Ark: Survival Evolved declared, at that time, that the game will only be released once it was ready, dismissing the idea of an Early Access version of the game.
One year later, Sony made the grand announcement: players will be able to download the Early Access version of the game, starting with the 6th of December. Ark: Survival Evolved is available for PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Concerning genre, the game is an open world, first-person perspective, massive multiplayer online survival game. Compared to other titles belonging to the same genre, Ark: Survival Evolved will throw players back in time to the Prehistoric Era.
The gamer must hunt, craft weapons and other useful gizmos, scavenge for resources, build shelters and defenses, and wage battle with other players. However, the game’s forte is the dinosaurs and other fantastical beasts.
Basically, the game allows you to decide on what course of action you want to follow: forge an alliance with other players, construct grandiose cities, and hunt powerful creatures, or become the next ruler of the world slaying man and beast alike?
The game will become available for download starting on the 6th of December, but, as we mentioned before, it is still the Early Access version, so don’t expect a flawless gameplay and bug-free graphics.
There might be a few rough edges here and there, but the developing studios promised that all these details would be straightened out when the full version of the game will be released. According to Sony and Wildcard, the full version of the game will probably be published in early 2017.
Until then, the developers invited us to try out the Early Access version of Ark: Survival Evolved in order to get the hang of things. Unfortunately, the studio did not make statements regarding a potential PC version of the game.
On the bright side, in order to make up for the lost time, Wildcard said that the final package would include the Scorched Earth expansion as well as the Bionic Giganotosaurus skin and the Manticore set.
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