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First ARK: Survival Evolved Content Update Available Today On Xbox One

First ARK: Survival Evolved Content Update Available Today On Xbox One

Published: Friday, January 15, 2016Tagged: Xbox Game Preview, Gaming, ID@Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox Store

Studio Wildcard announced today that the first major update for popular Xbox One early access game ARK: Survival Evolved, featuring the first playable denizen, a giant rideable prehistoric kangaroo, plus a slew of optimzations and upgrades, is now available to download via Xbox Live.

In ARK Survival Evolved players hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive. Use cunning and resources to kill or tame and ride the Dinosaurs and primeval creatures roaming the land, and team up with hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

In less than a week following its December 2015 launch, ARK was downloaded more than 1 million times and Survivors had experienced more than 200,000 real-life days in their struggle to survive against dozens of Dinosaurs, other Survivors, and the elements.

The gigantic hopping Procoptodon can cover great distances by easily leaping over obstacles with two players, one controlling the massive beast while the pouch-bound passenger can make effective use of all weaponry while riding.

The ARK Xbox One updates delivered today open up 100+ more official servers and bring content parity with the PC version through v231.9, including:

  • Dino rebalancing
  • The addition of a primitive cage and stone fireplace items
  • Fixed Cave Loading crash/fall-thru
  • Improved performance: better framerate, less stalls
  • Fixed crosshair not appearing
  • Fixed potential loss of character save data in local mode
  • Fixed fur armor colorization
  • Improved speed of server listing
  • Fixed Taming Dinos losing Inventories/messed-up-Inventories upon reloading single player save game
  • Fixed a memory leak that was typically causing crashes around the Volcano area

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now for download on Xbox Game Preview for $34.99 and includes all the content/fixes/functionality of its PC counterpart through version v231.9. Xbox One players will receive exclusive content including a bionic “Tek” T-Rex, Safari Hat, and Survivor’s Trophy, free access to Xbox-specific ARK official servers (up to 70 can play on a server simultaneously), and a steady delivery of exclusive Xbox One content prior to full game launch.

The game is currently playable in Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One and Steam’s Early Access program, which includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding!

ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in summer 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation 4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam PC. 

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