Studio Wildcard announced today its partnership with Epic Games to bring the full power of the Unreal Engine 4’s tools and development resources to the ARK: Survival Evolved modding community with one of the first custom mod editors.
Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic, said:
“ARK provides a brilliantly creative universe for modding, and a wealth of beautiful environments and dinosaur content to build upon. Many of us here began in the mod community, so we’re grateful to see Studio Wildcard open up their creative work to a new generation of programmers, artists, and designers.”
Players who have purchased ARK can begin modding immediately. Future modders can follow the “How To Mod” tutorial to get started, then join the ARK community, participate in the Unreal Engine ARK Modding forum, and find content in the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Modders can then share their creations with the ARK gamer community using Steam Workshop.
Jesse Rapczak, Studio Wildcard co-founder and co-creative director, added:
“As we’ve opened up the world of ARK to everyone, we’ve been seriously on the edge of our seats with anticipation. The amazing gameplay ideas lighting up the forum conversations can be turned into reality right away. The UE4 mod tools that we’re providing are phenomenal, and we can’t wait to see the limitless creativity of our fans come to life in fantastic new ways.”