Studio Wildcard brings its dinosaur-infested islands to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system in Europe with today’s release of ARK: Survival Evolved. Developed in concert with porting partner Abstraction Games, this latest release in the multi-million selling ARK series, delivers to European PS4 fans the base game, the massive desert-themed expansion, ARK: Scorched Earth or buy them together for a discount in the awesome ARK: Survivor’s Pack!
The ARK: Survivor’s Pack, available at €49.99 for a limited time until Spring 2017, gives PS4 players an up-to-date version of ARK: Survival Evolved that includes the previously released content, plus Scorched Earth — ARK’s first Expansion Pack. ARK: Survival Evolved is also available as a standalone game for €34.99 and its Scorched Earth Expansion Pack for €19.99. ARK: Survival Evolved includes exclusive content for PlayStation 4 players including a Bionic Giganotosaurus skin plus an entire Manticore armor set for all male and female characters. PlayStation 4 Pro owners will also gain substantial performance improvements including a higher framerate, smoother animations and stunning visual effects.
Studio Wildcard also revealed today that ARK: Survival Evolved‘s core game will receive a full content-complete retail release in Spring 2017. Distributed exclusively worldwide by Solutions 2 GO Inc., the physical disc-based ARK for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will hit retail for €59.99 Euro. At that time, the equivalent console and PC digital versions of ARK: Survival Evolved will also be priced at €59.99, while the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack will be permanently available for €19.99.
PS4 ARK players will also receive a constant stream of major updates packed with new dinosaurs, weapons, armor, mechanics, and lifestyle improvements, until it releases as a final product in Spring 2017.
Built on Unreal Engine 4, ARK: Survival Evolved is the first to deliver the popular-on-PC persistent online survival genre to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a unique footprint of adventure, multiplayer online cooperation and competition, focused on the basic survival skills of crafting, harvesting, building, and exploration.
In ARK: Survival Evolved, survivors wake up stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on a mysterious island where they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive in every biome. Survivors will tame, train, and ride more than 100 stunning dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! In every available biome — Jungle, Snow, Swamp, Redwood, and Desert — you’ll be able to fly an armed Pteranodon squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through a thick jungle with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base with a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex.
Meanwhile in the ARK: Scorched Earth Expansion Pack, players will wake up in a fiery, drought-ridden desert world, where they must immediately seek water, hunt for food, harvest new flora, craft new items, and build shelter from the extreme heat. Use skills honed on ARK’s faraway Island to kill, tame, breed, and ride the fantastical new creatures that have evolved to survive the Desert’s ultra harsh conditions, including… DRAGONS!