Posted Wed Oct 14, 2015 at 10:50 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
From small eggs come big dinos.
With 'ARK: Survival Evolved,' the world is alive with friend and foe alike (see more here). And wow, do the major updates continue at a steady clip. Today, there is not only a new dino to play with (a gigantic one at that), but there is also a dino life cycle!
Look at this picture and spy the little bundle in the bottom center:
With the addition of baby dinosaurs, players can now breed dinos. It takes two members of the same species, and in some cases they can be from different Tribes. The product of these unions inherits a random selection of traits from the parents, plus "a degree of arbitrary mutation."
Players can potentially get some uniquely endowed dinos, but there is risk as this babies must be protected from egg to hatchling to adult.
In comparison to the circle of life, the new Mosasaurus seems unexciting, but that is not for lack of trying.
This "Terror of the Deep" is the largest aquatic dinosaur at more than 50 feet long (in some cases). Like a whale, the Mosasauras does breathe air, basically when it wants to, which means it can stay under at length. This big fella is suitable for player base-building, which can be seen in the following trailer. (Be sure to watch the whole thing and see the egg hatch.)
'ARK: Survival Evolved' is in Early Access on PC and is coming to both the Xbox One and PS4 next year.
Source: Studio Wildcard
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.