Studio Wildcard announced today that the highly awaited Early Access game, Ark Survival Evolved, has been delayed once again. However, this time the delay is only a few weeks instead of years like the case with most early access games.
In their press release, Studio Wildcard has confirmed that instead of the initially expected release of 8th August, Ark Survival Evolved will now be releasing on 29th August. This delay of 3 weeks will help the developers iron out some more kinks while also working on the Ragnarok DLC which will be available for free.
Ragnarok DLC for Ark Survival Evolved was initially set to launch on 19th July for consoles, however, the DLC was later delayed. The free Ark Survival Evolved DLC will now be launching alongside the game on all consoles on 29th August. The DLC will add a free new map to the game with a size of 144sq. kilometer. Like Scorched Earth, this new DLC will also contain several unique creatures such as Polar Bears and Ice Wyvern.
Of course, players aren’t locked to one biome in the game and just like in the past, they will be able to transfer over characters and creatures between each map including the transfer of Ragnarok-exclusive characters to The Island map using the CrossARK system.
Before the launch of the game at its controversial AAA price tag, Studio Wildcard will also be addressing the server and client performance issues and try to optimize the game even further.
First of all, there will be a lot of focus on PC Performance this month (don’t worry console-users, you’ll be receiving these updates too!). We will be porting over a lot of the improvements we made on console, as well as working with our industry partners to bring up that PC performance to get you the best possible experience.