SEATTLE, WA – Studio Wildcard has delivered its first major update for the Xbox One version of ARK: Survival Evolved starring the first playable denizen of ARK in 2016, a giant rideable prehistoric kangaroo, plus a slew of optimizations and upgrades. The gigantic hopping Procoptodon can cover great distances by easily leaping over obstacles with two players, one controlling the massive beast while the pouch-bound passenger can make effective use of all weaponry while riding.
In less than a week following its December 2015 launch, ARK was downloaded more than 1 million times and Survivors had experienced more than 200,000 real-life days in their struggle to survive against dozens of Dinosaurs, other Survivors, and the elements.
The world of ARK is constantly evolving and thousands of players are already providing feedback, suggestions and bug reports to the development team. Players are invited to join the ARK discussion now by visiting the Xbox One forums.
Additional ARK updates delivered open up 100+ more official servers and bring content parity with the PC version through v231.9, including:
- Dino rebalancing
- The addition of a primitive cage and stone fireplace items
- Fixed Cave Loading crash/fall-thru
- Improved performance: better framerate, less stalls
- Fixed crosshair not appearing
- Fixed potential loss of character save data in local mode
- Fixed fur armor colorization
- Improved speed of server listing
- Fixed Taming Dinos losing Inventories/messed-up-Inventories upon reloading single player save game
- Fixed a memory leak that was typically causing crashes around the Volcano area
ARK: Survival Evolved is available now for download on Xbox Game Preview for $34.99 and includes all the content/fixes/functionality of its PC counterpart through version v231.9. Xbox One players will receive exclusive content including a bionic “Tek” T-Rex, Safari Hat, and Survivor’s Trophy, free access to Xbox-specific ARK official servers (up to 70 can play on a server simultaneously), and a steady delivery of exclusive Xbox One content prior to full game launch.
ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in summer 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation®4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam PC. The game is currently playable in Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One and Steam’s Early Access program, which includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding!
Here is the Ark: Survival Evolved Procoptodon spotlight video:
To join the growing band of survivors, journey over to Steam to download the game. For the latest updates you can follow on Twitter, like on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube, visit the Website at www.playark.com and watch the developer tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.