Last week Studio Wildcard released a new paid expansion for Ark Survival Evolved called, Scorched Earth. However. this caused an uproar in the community, as many of the early access users are not happy about an unfinished game having an paid expansion.
Now Studio Wildcard has issued an statement to explain their point of view, and also reassured fans that work on the main game has not yet finished. According to the developer, they are committed to deliver a full fledged game full of features and content.
We are absolutely committed to driving aggressive development towards a solid, feature-robust game launch for ARK: Survival Evolved. Everyone at Wildcard wakes up every day thinking about how we can make ARK into a better game today than it was the day before.
According to the developers, their vision for the game has always included paid expansions, and it is safe that they test it out in the early access rather than release for the retail and there are chances that something could go wrong.
Scorched Earth: Our original vision for ARK always included the creation of Expansion ARKs, along with the infrastructure and technical systems to transfer data dynamically between live ARKs. We determined that it is more sound to iterate on these systems during Early Access than after retail launch, given the significant risks involved if we didn’t “get it right”.
While that meant unveiling the first Expansion early, it also means an easier time integrating further post-launch Expansions into the ARK network. We understand that this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and we appreciate the enjoyment people seem to be getting out of this initial view of how Expansion ARKs can work.
Ark Survival Evolved is an action adventure survival game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux and MAC OS.