ARK: Survival Evolved Lands December 16 On Xbox One


Popular Dino-themed action-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved is heading to Xbox One next week as part of the Xbox One Preview programme, says the game’s developer.

As part of the announcement, ARK‘s co-creative director Jess Rapczak told IGN that in bringing his studio’s title to Xbox One, he wanted to make sure that there are zero compromises on what content will be available on day one of the full release.

Our goal is to bring all this chaotic and creative spontaneous fun – the tribe building, dino-breeding, dino-combat, the weapons-, armor-, food-, and recipe-crafting, and more – to Xbox One fans with no compromises.

Clarifying what that last part – “no comprimises” – meant, Rapczak said that the Xbox One version will launch with “everything that’s in the PC version right now.” However, if you’re already enjoying fighting for your life against hungry dinosaurs in the PC version, you’re not likely to find anything in the console versions worth getting excited about.

In fact, Rapczak admitted that the Xbox One version probably won’t be kept updated as frequently as the PC version, probably due to Microsoft’s stringent certification process, but will still see updates “no further than two weeks apart full of new content, features and general improvements across the board.”

There are some pluses for Xbox players though, don’t worry. If you buy ARK during the Preview programme, you’ll get bonuses exclusive to Microsoft’s console, including unique skins and items. So there’s that.

ARK: Survival Evolved is scheduled for a full release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in June 2016.