ARK: Survival Evolved Is an Open-World Dinosaur Survival Game, Features Feathered Dinos

Studio Wildcard has announced a new open-world dinosaur survival game called ARK: Survival Evolved. ARK: Survival Evolved will be powered by Unreal Engine 4, will feature feathered dinosaurs, and will be coming to Steam Early Access on June 2nd.

ARK: Survival Evolved will feature over 30 dinosaurs and creatures at Early Access start and 70+ for its final release.

“Dinosaurs and creatures can be tamed using a challenging capture-&-affinity process, involving weakening a feral creature to knock it unconscious, and then nursing it back to health with appropriate food. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your Pet, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Pets, which can continue to level-up and consume food, can also carry Inventory and Equipment such as Armor, carry prey back to your settlement depending on their strength, and larger pets can be ridden and directly controlled! Fly a Pterodactyl over the snow-capped mountains, lift allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, tromp through an enemy base along a gigantic brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex! Take part in a dynamic ecosystem life-cycle with its own predator & prey hierarchies, where you are just one creature among many species struggling for dominance and survival.”

In order to survive, players will have to eat and drink, with different kinds of plants & meat having different nutritional properties, including human meat.

A crafting and a building system will also be included.

Last but not least, ARK: Survival Evolved promises to feature fully dynamic lighting & global illumination, weather systems (rain, fog, snow, etc) & true-to-life volumetric cloud simulation, and the latest in advanced DirectX11 and DirectX12 rendering techniques.


ARK: Survival Evolved Announcement Trailer

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