ARK, an open-world dinosaur survival game, is coming to PS4, Xbox One and Steam


ARK, an open-world first-person dinosaur survival game, has been announced for Steam, PS4 and Xbox One, with a Steam Early Access launch planned for June 2.

Developed by Studio Wildcard, the game also promises support for VR headsets including Project Morpheus.

Stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, players must use their skill and cunning to kill or tame and ride dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. You'll need to hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. All this is going on with hundreds of other players on the island, all hoping to survive and eventually escape.

The game boats a fully-persistent world, totally destructible environments and tens of thousands of AI roaming the land.

Regarding VR, Jesse Rapczak, founder and technical director, says this has been in the plan from day one.

"Just like mouse versus gamepad, you have to design with VR in mind from the beginning. All of your testing, all of your gameplay elements, they need to tie into the experience of wearing a VR headset, the different FOV, the perception of motion and presence that exists between looking at a flat computer screen and virtually 'being there'. In the end we don't just "allow" for VR, we recommend it, and ARK is a richer game because of it," explains Rapczak.

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