ARK Survival Evolved Finally Gets a Release Date
After years of Early Access, ARK: Survival Evolved is finally getting a full release. The game will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 8, 2017.
“During the past two years, millions of ARK players have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billions of pounds of Jurassic creature-kabobs. With their help, we’re about to reach the completion of core content for ARK:Survival Evolved and release the full game to the world! This is just the beginning of the next phase of our journey,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of Studio Wildcard. “For those players who were excited with every update during Early Access, ARK’s going to become even more fun with surprise new content at launch & beyond, as we will continue to have a staggering amount of additional gameplay, creatures, and story elements in the works.”
A limited edition of the game (for $159.99) has been announced, with exclusivity to Gamestop and EB Games in Canada. However, with them companies phasing out physical PC releases, it’s doubtful that a PC release will come. If it does, here’s what’s included:
- A handcrafted leather-bound Explorer’s Notebook, featuring the Dossiers of every in-game creature
- An official ARK necklace
- A cloth map of the ARK island
- A poster of the Studio Wildcard development team
- The official ARK: Survival Evolved soundtrack, recorded live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
You can check out the game right now (in Early Access) on Steam.