Posted Thu Dec 10, 2015 at 08:45 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Will have its own servers.
In a very short amount of time, 'ARK: Survival Evolved' has proved again and again to be a phenomenal success on the PC. The constant stream of free new content, events, and influx of players has kept this survival/tribe/dinosaur taming game at the top of the Steam charts. (See full impressions here.) But next week, all of 'ARK: Survival Evolved' is coming to the Xbox One.
'ARK: Survival Evolved' is coming to the Xbox One on December 16th as part of the Xbox Game Preview program, and will be priced at $34.99. By developer Studio Wildcard's reckoning, 'ARK' now has 3X times the amount of content the game had when it first launched on Steam. Unlike various other PC to console moves, 'ARK' is bringing all of those new features, creatures, and camp-building items along for the ride.
That means dinosaur-taming, breeding, tribe-forming, online and offline camp-raiding, and so on. The Xbox One version will have its own servers, which will be dedicated. On the one hand, that means no crossplay between the PC and Xbox One, but on the other hand, the dedicated servers ought to be a big boon to the experience.
Here is a breakout of key features from Studio Wildcard:
XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVES:
All game content currently in the PC build -- nearly 3X the amount of gameplay available at its original Steam launch
Exclusive bionic “Tek” T-Rex, Safari Hat, and Survivor’s Trophy
Free access to Xbox-specific ARK official servers
Steady delivery of exclusive Xbox One content prior to full game launch in June 2016
Tailored for Xbox One gamepad controls
TAME, TRAIN, RIDE and BREED DINOSAURS: Command the most amazing creatures from throughout Earth's biological history, launching into Xbox Game Preview with more than 50 creatures and 100+ planned at full launch. Use cunning strategy and tactics to tame and ride the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground.
CRAFT AND BUILD: Using any means necessary to survive, players will craft weapons, clothes, and items, and build shelters. Plant, harvest, build, level-up, and customize everything visually and functionally, including procedurally-generated RPG statistics for creatures, characters, resources, clothing, gear, and weapons both primitive and modern.
DISCOVER: Explore a massive living ecosystem and find the means to survive, thrive, and maybe escape ARK island.
TEAM UP TO SURVIVE: Start a tribe with hundreds of other players in a large-scale multiplayer online first person environment to survive and dominate competing tribes...and to ultimately discover ARK’s true purpose.
JOIN A TRIBE: The 'Tribe' system encourages cooperation, by supporting dynamic parties to share resources, XP, and re-spawn points. Other players are organizing rebel tribes to accumulate resources, experience, re-spawn points, and to construct sprawling villages and cities, with technology spanning the primitive stone-age to the modern electric-powered era and beyond. And they will fight to destroy anything they see as a threat.
'ARK: Survival Evolved' is in Early Access on PC, will be in Game Preview on Xbox One soon, and will be on PS4 next year. A official non-Early Access release is expected for all three platforms in 2016.
Source: Studio Wildcard
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