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Developed by Studio Wildcard, Ark: Survival Evolved is an open-world dinosaur survival game coming to Steam Early Access on June 2, with a final launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC scheduled for early 2016. According to Sony’s PSBlog, ARK: Survival Evolved will also come with Project Morpheus support.

ARK: Survival Evolved is described as an open-world survival multiplayer game built from the ground up on Unreal Engine 4. According to the developers, players will experience a blend of both competitive and cooperative gameplay in order to make their way in the world. You’ll wake up stranded, unclothed, and surrounded by other hapless humans in a world rife with hazards, pitfalls, and dangerous creatures, as well as other players looking to prey on their peers.ARK Survival Evolved TRex

ARK’s developers have stated that the game will include at least sixty species of dinosaurs, with the ability to tame at the very minimum some fraction of those:

Use cunning strategy and tactics to tame and ride the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground. Build your character’s strengths and gain items, skills, and pet creatures using in-depth role-playing systems. Start a tribe with hundreds of other players to survive and dominate competing tribes… and ultimately discover the ARK’s true purpose.

Tame one of 60 amazing dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! Fly a Pterodactyl squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through the deep jungle with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base along a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex.

Players will quickly learn that dinosaurs aren’t the only dangerous creatures on the island. Other players are organizing rebel tribes to accumulate resources, experience, re-spawn points, and to construct sprawling villages and cities, with technology spanning the primitive stone-age to the modern electric-powered era and beyond. And they will fight to destroy anything they see as a threat.

 

What are your first impressions of Ark: Survival Evolved? Are you as outraged at the blatant violence towards dinosaurs apparently present within the game?

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