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Fan shows what Ark: Survival Ascended may look like in Unreal Engine 5

In February 2023, we shared a video from a fan remake of ARK: Survival Evolved in Unreal Engine 5. And a couple of days ago, Greg Coulthard shared a new video, showcasing what ARK: Survival Ascended may look like in Unreal Engine 5.

This latest video focuses on environments, so don’t expect any dinos to make an appearance. Greg used Unreal Engine 5’s Lumen and Nanite (even for grass) which ARK: Survival Ascended will also support. So, in theory, this is what the upcoming remaster of ARK: Survival Evolved will look like.

For those unaware, Greg has ported the original map of ARK: Survival Evolved in Unreal Engine 5. After doing so, the modder has been experimenting with some of UE5’s features. And, as you’ll see, the end result is actually great.

ARK: Survival Ascended will release in August 2023. As such, it will be interesting to compare it against this fan remake.

Imagining Ark Ascended in Unreal Engine 5 - Teaser

Lastly, I’ve also included an older video from this project that features some dinosaurs. Because, let’s be honest here, the biggest feature of ARK is its dinosaurs.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email