ARK: Survival Ascended will no longer be bundled with ARK II, but will now cost more.


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In late March, Studio Wildcard announced. ARK IIthe sequel to his popular survival game ARK: Survival Evolved, will be pushed back from a 2023 release date to late 2024. However, it also announced a new Unreal Engine 5 remaster of the original game, ARK: Survival Ascended. Originally, the plan was to offer a remaster of the game and ARK II In a $49.99 bundle for PC and Xbox players, PlayStation 5 players are getting the remaster as a standalone purchase for $39.99. It will also cost more if you want to get one. Survival evolved. Extension

However, ARK players complained last week that getting a remastered version of a game they already own as a bundle with an unreleased game wasn’t the best idea. Late Friday, Studio Wild Card Another post Scraping box: Survival Ascended – ARK II bundle. It said:

Our bad we know how to match. ARK Survival Climbed. with ARK 2 And needing more DLC upgrades wasn’t great, especially since you wouldn’t be able to decide ARK 2 Because no gameplay or content will be available yet.

A new plan has to be presented. box: survival went up On its own for $59.99. This price will include remastered versions of the game’s expansion packs, including future DLC content:

  • Island (released at launch)
  • Survival of the Fittest: The Island and Scorched Earth map variants (ongoing at launch)
  • Scorched Earth (ongoing at launch)
  • Aberration (released by Q4 2023)
  • Expiration (released by Q1 2024)
  • Genesis Part 1 (released by Q1 2024)
  • Genesis Part 2 (released by Q2 2024)
  • All community-made maps will also be released in time for 2024 (Fjordur, Ragnarok, The Center, Lost Island, Valguero, Crystal Isles).

The remastered game will also include the following features, with more promised in the future.

  • Dynamic Navigation Mesh and Creature Pathfinding Overhaul (AI Pathfinding)
  • Photo mode
  • Nvidia DLSS
  • Dino/Baby Management QOL
  • Wild children
  • Snappoint improvements (new images, logic improvements)
  • Character creation and custom enhancements

Cross-platform multiplayer and full blueprint modding (I know we’ve mentioned this before, but we’re serious, it’s happening on PC and consoles at launch, and we’ve got it from Overwolf Technology worked with internally – it dramatically changes the nature of the console experience).

Studio Wildcard also addressed why the remastered version of the game is not a free upgrade for players. ARK: Survival Evolved. he said:

Many of the changes we’re making to ARK: Survival Ascended will touch many aspects of the game. This will invalidate save data, some mods may not work, some things may not work as before, and we don’t want to change the experience for those who prefer it. are or unable to upgrade.

Also, while Wrestling: Survival Evolved. With mods and all of its content still playable in multiplayer through “unofficial/player-hosted sessions,” the official online network for the game will be shut down on August 31, the developers say. that eight years later it wanted to “provide that truly long-term and evergreen version of the game through ARK: Survival Ascended.” The game will receive a final content update in June that will include a new creature, Rhyniognatha.


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