Virtual reality spin-off on ARK: Survival Evolved
|Developed by|| Snail Games|
|PSVR release ||March 22, 2018|
|Steam release ||March 22, 2018|
ARK Park is a virtual reality spin-off on ARK: Survival Evolved. Developed by Snail/Peacock Studio and creatively consulted by Studio Wildcard. Originally set to be released for PlayStation VR in December 2017. It has been postponed and will be released on PSVR together with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on March 22, 2018.
Info[edit | edit source]
Ark Park appears to be primarily about a large theme park full of dinosaurs. There is a mono-rail which brings people to and from the main entrance after disembarking from their spaceship to the visitor's center which is rather similar in appearance to the "Visitor Center" in Jurassic World. There are several limited area environments that can be visited, each with their particular selection of prehistoric fauna. These animals can be scanned with a hand held gene scanner and entered into the dinodex. The collection of DNA also allows for more blueprints to be accessed, and resources such as wood, berries and crystal can be gathered using the tools created. The dinosaurs appear to be using similar models to those seen in Vanilla "ARK: Survival Evolved". No creatures from the DLC Scorched Earth, Ragnarok or Aberration are confirmed yet. Only very few mammals seem to make an appearance, like Phiomias, Castoroides, and Mesopithecus. It appears that the visitors/player in the park cannot take damage in the exploration areas, as there is a point in the spotlight-video where a girl walks past a Sarco and a Rex and they do not attack her. They can however take damage in the battle areas. There are several levels of battle environments following a basic wave shooter. The rational behind this is supposedly when one of the towers that suppresses aggression towards humans malfunctions, the dinosaurs will seek to destroy it, along with any humans that are in the area. As well as "walking" exploration, there are a few modes of transport in particular environments such as the mono-rail, a hot air balloon, a buggy and an open sided lift. Multiplayer mode is available, and an extra area in a space station can be seen when this mode is selected. The technology to mange this world appears similar in appearance to that of the obelisks of Ark: Survival Evolved, and an AI creature (artificial dragonfly) is present in the game. It is unconfirmed as to whether Ark Park is set in the same universe as the original game, or whether it is a completely different spin off without any storyline relation to the original game. Ark Park is not set on Earth, but is on either another environmentally controlled planet or Ark type station.
Creatures[edit | edit source]
Original[edit | edit source]
- Dung Beetle
Argentavis, Raptor, Rex, Sarco, Spinosaurus, and Triceratops still have their own previous skin prior to TLC Pass. Gigantopithecus appears a lot like Megapithecus in ARK Park, having formed a more gorilla-like posture in favor of straight-up human posture. However, there is a smaller variant of Megapithecus in one part of the defense.
DLC: Pterosaur Hill[edit | edit source]
Taming[edit | edit source]
It is possible to 'tame' a baby dino through birth. It should be noted however, that unlike the main game, the eggs appearance are different, the time of incubation too are different. Moreover, the dinos do not have their 'baby' appearance, but instead retain their adult appearance in a slightly larger look as a baby. Also, much like the main game, there is a possibility of gaining mutation from the said dino.
Dino Export[edit | edit source]
Along with TLC Pass 2 minor patch fix introduces the ability to export certain types of tamed dinos from the original Ark series into Ark Park regardless if the dino is in Single Player, Multiplayer or on Official Server, including Scorched Earth, Ragnarok and Aberration native dinos. According to the developers, currently only Pachyrhinosaurus, Doedicurus, Stags, Saber-toothed tigers, Scorpions, Raptors, Giganotosaurus, Rexs, Stegosaurus, Parasaurs can be imported into Ark Park.
Spotlight[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
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