ARK Survival Evolved

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Survival game with Dinos

Developed by Studio Wildcard
Early Access Logo Steam.png June 2, 2015
Game Preview Logo Xbox One.svg December 16, 2015
Game Launch Logo PS4.svg December 6, 2016
Full Release Logo Steam.pngLogo Xbox One.svgLogo PS4.svg August 29, 2017

As a man or woman stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on the unforgiving shores of a mysterious island called "ARK", use your skill and cunning to kill or tame and ride the plethora of leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements and store valuables, all while teaming up with (or preying upon) hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

The music was composed by Gareth Coker. On his Soundcloud account you can hear the Main Theme of ARK: Survival Evolved.[1]

Tame, Train, and Ride Dinosaurs in a living ecosystem!

  • Dinosaurs and Creatures: There are over 100+ different creatures planned for final release, the vast majority of which can be tamed (and in most cases, ridden) through an innovative and challenging Capture & Affinity process. After taming, pets will gradually level-up through their own individual experience points, consume food, defecate, and breed. Each tamed creature has its own inventory, which can be accessed and managed by its owner and even the owner's tribemates (depending on tribe settings). Level up your pets' stats to allow them to move faster, carry more, hit harder, etc. Some unwilling prey can be carried back to your settlement, depending on both creatures' strength and type. Fly a Pteranodon over the snow-capped mountains, carry allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, stomp through an enemy base aboard a gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging Tyrannosaurus! Take part in a dynamic ecosystem life-cycle with realistic/challenging survival aspects and its own predator and prey hierarchies, where you are just one creature among many struggling for dominance and survival.

Release for PS4

August 8, 2016

"As for the PS4 Release of ARK: Survival Evolved, it is currently up to Sony. We’ve been informed that we can’t release the game on this platform until it has been finished. We would like nothing more than to make ARK available on PS4 as soon as possible, as we already have an awesome PS4 version of the game running internally. If you would like to see it sooner, please let Sony know, as it’s unfortunately not our decision." [2]

November 7, 2016

"In a recent Twitch stream featuring Studio Wildcard Co-Founder Jeremy Stieglitz, it was revealed that Ark: Survival Evolved for PlayStation 4 is currently in submission at Sony, with release possibly happening in early December if no issues are discovered." [3]


ARK: Survival Evolved Official Launch Trailer ARK: Survival Evolved Announcement Trailer


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