Studio Wildcard has left several changes for PCSteam Deck, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch, including the postponement of ARK II, the remaster announcement of ARK Survival Ascended, and the shutdown of the ARK: Survival Evolved servers.
The game is reimagined with dinosaurs, and what will be done with it Unreal Engine 5's graphics engine, which will be released this year 2023.
The original ARK servers will no longer be available when Survival Ascended launches.
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The Island, Survival of the Fittest, and all non-canon DLC maps will be added to the game as time goes by.
The cost will vary depending on platforms, for example on Xbox Series y PC players can get the pack known as "ARK Respawned Bundle," which includes ARK: Survival Ascended and ARK II for 49,99$.
This pack can be purchased beginning of August and for a year (after which they will be sold separately) and "allows players access to an exclusive one-month closed beta for ARK II."
ARK: Survival Ascended can be purchased separately for $19.99 on PlayStation 5.
ARK: Survival Ascended includes these enhancements and additions: Dynamic Water, Interactive Foliage, and Performance Improvements with Instanced Rendering, Threaded Server Network, and Native Physics Engine.
Cross-platform multiplayer, Anti-Cheat, and the new game mode Survival of the Fittest have been added. The materials have also been improved, and the events have been redesigned with new content, quality improvements, balances, and gameplay changes.
Studio Wildcard is continuing to work on ARK: Survival Ascended and ARK II.
The Xbox Series X|S exclusive prehistoric sequel will be released in late 2024 on Microsoft consoles and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, in addition to Xbox Game Pass.
Since Studio Wildcard posted a message about game lagin, you have sent it to them explaining why they have chosen to do this and apologizing to the users of the game.
The most recent news about the Studio Wildcard game is that, as they noted, their hand-to-hand combat is similar to soulslike.
While the team is working on the remaster for the new generation, there is no choice but to keep waiting for more information about this new exclusive game for Xbox Series X | S and PC.
ARK Survival Ascended on Unreal Engine 5 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC may be postponed until 2024, and then there are still many months to go until then.