Ark: Survival Evolved will finally lose its early access tag on August 8th, 2017, developer Studio Wildcard has announced.
“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,” studio co-founder and co-creative director Jeremy Stieglitz said.
Stieglitz added that the game is going to “become even more fun with surprise new content at launch and beyond” including a “staggering amount” of new gameplay, creatures, and story elements.
Three versions of the game will be available at launch: the standard edition, the Explorer’s Edition, and the Limited Collector’s Edition.
As well as the release date, Studio Wildcard also outlined the enhancements that will be made to the Xbox One version of the game to support Microsoft’s Xbox One X console. Players can expect increased resolution, a more stable frame rate, volumetric clouds and lighting, a draw distance equal to PC on Epic settings, higher res textures, and more.
“I would say 50 percent [better] in terms of speed,” a developer added when asked to compare the Xbox One X version with the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Ark: Survival Evolved is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in early access form.