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Ark: Survival Ascended will be a standalone game and will cost $60 – Games News

Studio Wildcard has announced that Ark: Survival Ascended will only be released as a standalone game at the end of August. The Ark: Survival Evolved remaster on PC and Xbox will not be bundled with the Ark 2. The remaster will cost $60.

The developer also addressed the criticism it received on Steam for wanting to bundle the PC and Xbox versions of Ark: Survival Ascended with Ark 2. Players criticized this decision for not allowing the next-gen release of Ark: Survival Evolved and all accompanying content. , they will have to buy again and also because they have not yet received an indication of how the successor, Ark 2 will perform.

developer claims In the blog post that the upgrade to Unreal Engine 5 is drastic. Several game elements have been modified, resulting in Ark: Survival Evolved save files and some mods are no longer compatible with Ark: Survival Ascended. Partly for this reason, a next-gen standalone version was chosen rather than an update to the original game.

The Ark: Survival Evolved servers will be shutting down on August 31st. Studio Wildcard believes that the servers are running on outdated technology and require a lot of maintenance to stay online. Players who still want to play Ark: Survival Evolved with friends can do one hosted player Run the session to do so.

The mod for the popular survival game will receive all downloadable content according to Studio Wildcard: The Island, Survival of the Fittest and Scorched Earth expansions will be available as soon as the game hits stores. Expansion Aberration will be released in the fourth quarter of 2023, and Extinction will be released in the first quarter of 2024. The Genesis Part 1 is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2024, while the Genesis Part 2 will be released in the second quarter of next year.

ARK: Survival Evolved, Xbox One