Developer Studio Wildcard is keen to release popular action-adventure game Ark: Survival Evolved on PlayStation 4, though recently lamented the lack of an early access program on Sony’s current-gen system.
Given that an early build of the survival title debuted for PC and Xbox One before the turn of the year, the developer is currently working towards a final version of Ark, and only then will it make the jump to PS4.
Speaking with GameSpot, Wildcard Creative Director Jesse Rapczak shed new light on the upcoming port, and why he wishes Sony had some form of early access program.
“There are a few exceptions that we’re not quite sure why they made an exception for one game or the other, but Ark is in the state where at present time unless it’s finished, it’s not coming out on PS4 until they have some other program that allows us to do that. It feels weird to say this, but fortunately the Sony players will benefit greatly from the Xbox early access. Even though they’re different platforms, they’re both consoles. Console gamers have lots of similarity; it doesn’t matter what platform you’re playing on. That being said, all of the feedback we’re getting from Xbox is really great for whatever console we ever launch Ark on.”
For those on Xbox One, Ark: Survival Evolved is set to get a major update and private sever support imminently, while PlayStation 4 owners will have to bide their time until the full release in June before hopping into Wildcard’s primordial landscape.