Ark: Survival Evolved getting official release in August 2017

It’s been available to play on the Xbox One since December 2015 through the Game Preview program, but Ark: Survival Evolved is now getting on official release date of August 29th 2017.

Studio Wildcard announced today that it has passed full certification for its dinosaur survival-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved and will be shipping its full release to physical retail and digital stores later this month.

Ark: Survival Evolved is an action-adventure survival video game where players must survive being stranded on an island filled with roaming dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards, and potentially hostile human players.

“The evolution of ARK has taken a 2-year journey through early access, and the full version will demonstrate that the extra time in development was put to good use,” said Doug Kennedy, CEO and Co-Founder Studio Wildcard. “We spent the extra time squashing bugs, improving performance, enhancing the single player experience and delivering the end-game content that will reveal the full story of ARK. We’re excited to finally get it into the hands of survivors everywhere!”

The game will be released physically as 3 versions:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved – This base game includes everything a burgeoning Jurassic adventurer needs to get started in the world of ARK. It’s the core game, and all free content released up to this point, offering up hundreds of hours of gameplay to players.
  • ARK: Survival Evolved – Explorer’s Edition – The Explorer’s Edition takes the base game, and adds even MORE – introducing a Season Pass that will grant access to all expansion packs, starting with Scorched Earth (available now) and including more packs launching later this year and into 2018.
  • ARK: Survival Evolved – Limited Collector’s Edition (pictured above) – The ultimate ARK fan’s dream, the limited Collector’s Edition is a collectible faux-wooden chest box that contains the ARK Explorer’s Edition (base game + Season Pass) along with a handcrafted leather-bound Explorer’s Notebook, featuring the Dossiers of every in-game creature, an official ARK necklace, cloth map of the ARK island, a poster of the Studio Wildcard development team and The official ARK: Survival Evolved soundtrack, recorded live by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
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