Ark: Survival Ascended, the Unreal Engine 5 remake of Ark: Survival Advanced, has been delayed, with Studio Wildcard now planning to launch the sport throughout Xbox Sequence X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC in October 2023. Not solely that, however the recreation will characteristic much less content material than was beforehand deliberate, with a decrease launch worth to compensate.
Studio Wildcard state that that is right down to the challenges of working with Unreal Engine 5.2, working with a totally cross-platform and moddable recreation throughout consoles and PC. The deliberate launch dates for The Island and Scorched Earth have been separated, with the latter now coming alongside in December, whereas Ragnarok and Aberration will observe in Q1 2024. The total recreation and content material from Ark: Survival Advanced may have made the transition by the tip of 2024.
Due to all of this, Ark: Survival Ascended will now be launching with an Early Entry worth of $45, and a launch low cost right down to $40. That’s an honest discount from the deliberate $60 price ticket.
This additionally impacts the deliberate shutdown of the Official Community servers for Survival Advanced, pushing it again by a month to thirtieth September. Frustratingly for followers who wish to carry customized servers throughout to the revamped recreation, they should wait till Scorched Earth is re-released in December earlier than that’s doable.
Whereas it’s a comparatively quick delay, this in all probability gained’t assist the overall disposition of the Ark group, compounding Studio Wildcard’s change of plans made earlier this 12 months round this remake and the sequel Ark 2. Again in March, Ark 2’s delay – and let’s be trustworthy, ‘late 2024’ appears fairly uncertain now – led Studio Wildcard to announce Survival Ascended as an Unreal Engine 5.x remake of the dinosaur-filled hit. Nevertheless, a bundle with the sequel was scrapped and costs elevated, which put noses out of joint when the server shutdown would drive persevering with gamers to re-purchase the sport.
Studio Wildcard has but to point out any gameplay or significant examples of the upgraded visuals, however preserve your eyes peeled over the following month or two for that.
Supply: Studio Wildcard