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    Ahoy Survivors,

    Jeremy and Jesse here! You might have noticed the announcement today of a new MMO game called ATLAS developed by a sister team of Studio Wildcard, named Grapeshot Games. Jesse and Jeremy together are now leading the development of ATLAS at Grapeshot, while continuing to creatively supervise the direction of ARK. Grapeshot itself is comprised of some original ARK team members as well as many new hires and operates as a separate dedicated dev team. 

    The Wildcard team meanwhile has grown developing ARK and Extinction over the past year, led by Lead Programmer Chris Willoughby and Senior Producer Colin Tennery, and have been doing an excellent job bringing fresh ideas and QoL improvements to the game. As we work together with Chris, Colin, and the rest of the team, Wildcard will continue to support and expand ARK over the years to come bringing new features, fixes, and expansions into the game. Grapeshot meanwhile will grow in a direction oriented towards the operation of the persistent MMO service that ATLAS is, while both games will share technology and infrastructure improvements to complement each other.

    We’d like to thank everybody for their long-standing support, love of ARK, and enthusiasm for survival games, and we look forward to the adventures ahead!

    Keep on surviving,
    Jeremy and Jesse
    Co-Creative Directors of ARK and Co-Founders of Studio Wildcard
     


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    I agree

    mwith the point of fixing ark. Before you go adding another game and updating that plz fix ark it will not work if you keep ignoring the fact that tou

    cant run ark is a great accomplishment 

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    You should not be able to continue working in your fields. You both should be banned from game development for life. I hope Atlus falls apart as Ark has done and your future job prospects soiled from this venture. Eat poo and keel over all of you from WC?

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    Quote from pc gamer talking about this new game

     

    "As for performance, Stieglitz contends that "at launch Atlas will run better than ARK does now"

     

    Enough said , They cant get ark right so they move onto another game to do same thing to another set of gamers . They keep making products that they cant get running right .....

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    NEVER...AGAIN...

    you noobs can't balance poop even if your life depended on it. pve fanboys over here screeching like crickets but they have no idea. lived their whole lives in ignorance. "make do" is not good enough...freaking 60$ game my a<z

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    How about working on the boat load of lag issues on this DLC? Spent 10 minutes trying to lay down in a bed at 9am on a Sunday. 

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    I will not buy this poop again devs made it clear in 3 years of Ark they only care about youre money and done and if a server cant handlle 70 plyers who would belive that 40k players can play non sense  # 255 ping official servers 

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    No chance am I buying into Atlas.. Since Extinction came out we've had crashing servers, endless lag, crashing servers, endless lag.. today pings 255+ for everyone.. crashing servers.. endless lag..crashing servers.. endless lag..crashing servers.. endless lag..get the drift wildcard?

    And you actually think you can make a game that fields 50k players? You can't even get a server to support 50 players.

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    "Wildcard will continue to support and expand ARK over the years to come bringing new features, fixes, and expansions into the game." New DLC just confirmed?

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    And of course PS4 players have to wait longer than Xbox one players till it's not in an early access anymore ??? it doesn't surprise me though

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    Jen said "end your journey across the ARKs" in one place, and then in multiple places the other Devs have now admitted that they will keep providing updates and content for ARK, including the original post of this goddamn thread that says "expansions" to ARK.  If you think ARK is dead because of one single post Jen made, you need to work on basic comprehension.

    That said, I'm happy to see a new ATLAS trailer and see more content of it, more of the concept.  It might be good.  But planning 2+ years in early access, I can't commit to it in the way that I committed to ARK in June '15.  Early access, the Great Flyer Nerf, and the legacy/official split were a lot to take.  Lots of needlessly dead dinos!  Lots of deleted survivors that were never replaced.  So, I can't really buy in 100% to ATLAS, but I sure as hell will be watching it closely...

    ... Because perhaps only 2 or 3 times ever, a game has gripped me like ARK has.  A 100% unknown developer with a concept that BLOWS up and becomes a genre-defining adventure was something that I did NOT see coming when I bought ARK for 5 dollars way back when, nor did I know I would spend 6000+ hours on this game over the years and STILL get excited over builds, breeds, and battles.  There has been such poop in ARK...  But the experience this game has provided is unmatched in the entirety of my life.

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    7 minutes ago, TheDonn said:

    Jen said "end your journey across the ARKs" in one place, and then in multiple places the other Devs have now admitted that they will keep providing updates and content for ARK, including the original post of this goddamn thread that says "expansions" to ARK.  If you think ARK is dead because of one single post Jen made, you need to work on basic comprehension.

    Well, this is also the very first line of the DLC description: https://store.steampowered.com/app/887380/ARK_Extinction__Expansion_Pack/

    This basically just mean this is the end of the story, not that they will stop releasing content whatsoever. At least, this is how I interpreted it, and this announcement here basically confirmed it.

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    1 minute ago, invincibleqc said:

    Well, this is also the very first line of the DLC description: https://store.steampowered.com/app/887380/ARK_Extinction__Expansion_Pack/

    This basically just mean this is the end of the story, not that they will stop releasing content whatsoever. At least, this is how I interpreted it, and this announcement here basically confirmed it.

    I gotcha QC, but the description on the store page has not likely been edited since going up.  I feel like there is precedent to trust the more up-to-date information, including the original post in the thread we are talking in right this very second, that says they will release more ARK expansions.  Understanding that expansions could mean mod-style maps (MANY good candidates, Crystal Isles, Amissa, Volcano, Valguero, all sooo good!), or canon-ARKs, and factoring in the raspy and distorted "I am coming for you" at the end of Extinction's cinematic as we see the purple oby...  I am betting on more canon-story ARKs!

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    Yea yea bugs happen in all games not just ark i have over 4500 hours logged in ark and looking forward to testing and playing Atlas. Question to wildcard what platform will this be built on?

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    21 hours ago, M4rt1n said:

    No chance am I buying into Atlas.. Since Extinction came out we've had crashing servers, endless lag, crashing servers, endless lag.. today pings 255+ for everyone.. crashing servers.. endless lag..crashing servers.. endless lag..crashing servers.. endless lag..get the drift wildcard?

    And you actually think you can make a game that fields 50k players? You can't even get a server to support 50 players.

    255 pings sounds like more duping is back

     

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    hmm, lets hope this Atlas MMO will have less bugs than ARK players have had to enjoy over the years... For the love of god don't copy paste code from ARK ?

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    I find it amusing... in the past your excuses like “we’re just a small team” were an acceptable reason to not fix issues in the game as fast as people would have liked.

    but now your team is apparently big enough that you can send original members off to work on a whole new game when ark is actually more broken than before. 

     

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    Nobody buy ATLAS please, let's not let WILCARD make fun of us again. How would they give support now? it will be that in ARK they did not do poop? and now they want to sell us ARK with a mod.
    DIRECT FOR THE OWNERS, I HOPE THE MESSAGE ARRIVES.

     

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    Patch is broken. Can't pickup structures. Corrupted Wyverns now spawn and stay inside city limits. Magnamar accuracy still sucks. It's like you deleted limits and added none.

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     Grapeshot itself is comprised of some original ARK team members as well as many new hires and operates as a separate dedicated dev team. 

    i guess thats why extinction was such an untested overall fail then glitched dinos and a very boring map for a years work lol with practically a zero skill required pvp element it was just an embarrasment for your company,and you have the cheek to talk about it like its some kind of acomplishment and ye its also been falsely sold, a lot of folkf just bouight it to the see the end of ark,now we hear of more to come,,Talk about milking the cow dry leaving a skeleton team to generate what cash they can and dump it

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