Today, Studio Wildcard announced that its dinosaur survival game, ARK: Survival Evolved, is finally coming to PS4 on December 6th. The game will release in the form of the ARK: Survivor’s Pack, a special offering that includes ARK: Survival Evolved, and the massive desert-themed expansion, ARK: Scorched Earth together for $54.99 USD.
European players will be able to purchase the base game separately for €34.99 and the expansion for €19.99. No such offer is currently available for North American players.
The Survivor’s Pack also includes exclusive PS4 content in the form of Bionic Giganotosaurus skin plus an entire Manticore armor set for all male and female characters.
It’s important to note that this will not be the final product. Studio Wildcard has said the final product will ship sometime in Spring 2017, and until then the game will be updated with a constant stream of major updates including new dinosaurs, weapons, armor, mechanics, and lifestyle improvements.
It was also revealed that if you have a PS4 Pro, you will be able to run the game at a “Detailed Graphics” option. What this mean is that you will be able to run the game at a resolution higher than what the regular PS4 runs it at (720p), and some additional graphical features will be added. Framerate on the PS4 Pro will also improve to 50 FPS, and sometimes even to 60 FPS, which is higher than the regular console edition of the game which runs at 30FPS.
For those of you who have never heard of ARK: Survival Evolved, here’s an official overview:
In ARK: Survival Evolved, survivors wake up stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on a mysterious island where they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive in every biome. Survivors will tame, train, and ride more than 100 stunning dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! In every available biome – Jungle, Snow, Swamp, Redwood, and Desert – you’ll be able to fly an armed Pteranodon squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through a thick jungle with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base with a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex.
ARK: Survival Evolved is currently also available on Xbox One and PC.