ARK: Survival of the Fittest is the eSports spin-off for Survival Evolved, but despite being set to release in beta on the PS4 this month, development has been put on hold.
The decision was made so that developer Wildcard could focus on development of ARK: Survival Evolved, and could mean the title releases earlier than planned.
A post on the PlayStation Blog reads as follows:
“Hey ARK fans, Studio Wildcard is putting the PS4 version of ARK: Survival of the Fittest on hold in order to focus on preparing ARK: Survival Evolved for PS4 release. While this means ARK: Survival of the Fittest won’t be releasing on PS4 in July 2016, we’re working towards an earlier release of ARK: Survival Evolved.“
An early access versions of ARK have sold a total of around 5 million copies across PC and Xbox One.