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    Hey there Survivors!

    We’re ready to reveal ARK's roadmap for the next year, covering various game-related initiatives, new platforms, and media.  The community’s support continues to be incredibly humbling and inspiring for the team, and that enthusiasm helps drive us toward creating the ultimate survival franchise. What we’ve planned has changed due to many shifting factors, but we believe it will ultimately provide the most fun and excitement for everyone who enjoys ARK.

    We know you’re eager for the lowdown on our plans and more transparency regarding what’s behind the curtain, what’s evolved, and what has sprung anew, and we’re ready to share that with you… But before starting, we want you to meet our new friend!



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    And now, for the roadmap…


    After careful consideration, we have decided to delay the sequel's launch to the end of 2024, when it will still launch exclusively on Xbox, Game Pass, and Windows distribution platforms (Steam/PC). We’ve put much thought into delaying ARK 2 for the betterment of the final product and the team's well-being. This news will be disappointing to many - we feel it too - but we’re confident this heavy decision is the right one.

    So why the delay? Our goal is to make ARK 2 the best game it can be and provide a truly exceptional and rewarding experience for players. Unreal Engine 5 is incredibly new technology to us (and all developers), and we aim to use this cutting-edge tech to its fullest potential while creating a game with never-before-achieved scope at Studio Wildcard. As we learn more about the engine and develop the sequel, we have adapted our workflows and adjusted our pipelines to accommodate this new next-generation paradigm, and because of everything that involves, we need more time for development.

    We sincerely apologize for this delay and genuinely appreciate your understanding. Your support and passion are vital to us, and we will continue to work intensively to deliver the ultimate next-gen dinosaur survival experience. With that in mind, we do not plan to showcase any gameplay/screenshots/videos of ARK 2 this year; however, we intend to keep you informed and engaged in the development process by regularly showcasing more ARK 2 assets in the months ahead, leading to our gameplay reveal next year.

    But! Our desire to push the boundaries of what ARK 2 is on a next-generation platform has led us to the decision to create an intermediary Unreal Engine 5 ARK product utilizing some of the new technology we are building, allowing us to further our mastery of the new engine and ultimately battle-test some of our riskier technical advancements. We’ll gain a deep understanding of how well the rendering and lighting techniques work on console, what performance will be like, whether we can optimize and deliver interactive water and foliage on a widescale basis, and much more. We will deliver cross-platform modding, cross-platform multiplayer & a new account system, informing us about other changes we should consider for ARK 2. Due to the scope of all the technical and QOL changes required for such a next-gen experience, it is not feasible to make this new version of ARK backward compatible, which led us to conclude that this would need to be a separate product.

    We also recognize that ARK 2 has some pretty significant design changes from the original game, which may not make it as appealing to everyone (looking at you, Souls-like combat, primitive-only weaponry, and strict third-person mechanics – and an overall “very serious” tone), which is why we feel it is essential to provide players with a fully next-gen version of the original experience to ensure that fans can continue to enjoy the ARK they know for years to come. 

    We’re thrilled to share this new ARK journey with you this year -- bringing players from PC, Xbox, and PlayStation together in a next-generation version of the game you love, topped off with revolutionary cross-platform modding.




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    ARK: Survival Ascended is a next-generation remaster of our beloved ARK: Survival Evolved, harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 5. It will be released on Xbox Series S/X, PC (Windows/Steam), and PlayStation 5 by the end of August 2023. The base game will include The Island, SOTF, and all the “Non-Canon” DLC maps (which will be added to ASA over time). 

    Xbox Series S/X and PC players will only be able to get it via an ultimate-value bundle known as the ARK Respawned Bundle. This bundle includes ownership of both ARK: Survival Ascended AND ARK 2 and will be priced at $49.99. This bundle will be available to purchase from the end of August for up to 1 year (after which ARK: Survival Ascended and ARK 2 will be sold separately). Additionally, the bundle will provide players access to an exclusive 1-month closed-beta to ARK 2 in 2024 before the rest of the general public can play ARK 2.

    PlayStation 5 users will be able to get their hands on ARK: Survival Ascended as a standalone next-gen game at launch in August 2023 for $39.99.

    All the expansion packs will be sold separately on all platforms:

    • $19.99 for Explorer’s Pass, which includes Scorched Earth, Aberration (Q4 2023), and Extinction (Q1 2024).
    • $19.99 for Genesis Pass, which includes Genesis Part 1 (Q1 2024) and Genesis Part 2 (Q2 2024).

    At ARK: Survival Ascended’s launch, players will have access to The Island, Scorched Earth, and the new revamped game mode, Survival of the Fittest.

    In addition to many other new features, ARK: Survival Ascended will feature the following improvements and enhancements:

    • Unreal Engine 5 Overhaul with Nanite, Lumen and RTXDI
    • Dynamic Water
    • Interactive Foliage
    • Unreal Engine 5 performance gains: instanced-rendering (large-bases etc.), threaded server networking, and native physics engine
    • Cross-platform Multiplayer
      • This includes cross-platform accounts and cross-progression, cross-voice chat & friends, etc. No matter what platform you start playing on, you can access your account, character, dinos, and items on a different platform for the ultimate cross-platform experience.
    • Cross-platform Modding
      • We recognize the power of giving players the tools and capability to define their survival experience, so we want to take cross-platform one step further by working with  Overwolf  to introduce an industry-first cross-platform modding experience where mods created on PC are delivered directly to end-users’ consoles from a custom modding backend.
      • The modding capability will include FULL blueprinting support ;), stacked mods, and maps. Everything that is currently possible on the Steam version of ARK: Survival Evolved and more will be possible on the new system and be available for end-users to play on consoles in all modes.
      • Premium Mods: Reviewed by Overwolf and Wildcard for quality control and value, Mod authors will optionally be able to specify price points for their Mods (with 50% of the price point going to the Mod author). This is necessary to pay for the custom infrastructure required for Overwolf to support, administrate, and deliver Mods to the console.
      • We plan on streamlining the process of upgrading legacy ARK: Survival Evolved mods to the next-generation platform. We plan to reach out to current/former sponsored modders in preparation for the launch of ASA with the tools they need to get their mods ready before the launch.
    • Cross-platform Anti-Cheat
    • Survival of the Fittest
      • SOTF will be integrated into the main product as a new fully-supported game mode. It will have a dedicated team that will continue to work on more gameplay changes, mechanical improvements, quality of life, maps, and balance adjustments. The initial mode will be revamped with an exclusive ARK: Survival Ascended update, including:
        • Upgraded to Unreal Engine 5 with complete cross-platform and cross-modding support (the SOTF UE5 source content will be released for modders to utilize as they wish within ASA)
        • Scorched Earth SOTF Map
        • Matchmaking queue
        • Character and Creature customization with cosmetics
        • Local Lobby where you can group up with your friends, configure the look of your survivor and dinos, and queue up for lobbies together
        • Lots of bug-fixes and balance and functionality improvements
    • Art Assets are being upgraded throughout the entire game
    • Newly-designed holiday events take advantage of the next-gen pipeline, released as mods, so they’re always available to play!
    • New content, QOL improvements, balance, and gameplay changes, including but not limited to:
      • Updated mini-map (pan, zoom, pings, etc – similar to the SOTF mini-map)
      • New structures (display cases, smaller TEK Teleporters) & building QOL improvements (snap fixes, increased foundation support, foundation height adjustments, and more)
      • Queueing System
      • New third-person camera (with the option to opt out)
      • Directional Sprinting and Walking
      • Ping system
      • Gamepad cursor
      • Chibi Slot and Skins Tab
      • Balance passes (e.g. Cave Entrances, MEKs, Aberration Creatures, more breedable creatures, etc)
      • …and more! (seriously, a lot more, this list isn’t exhaustive, but it’ll get super long if we list everything, and there’s more we’ll decide to do between now and launch too)


    We understand there will be questions regarding LiveOps for the product, so we’ll review some key areas now. 

    • Final Content Update: In June for ARK’s 8th Anniversary, we’ll release ARK: Survival Evolved’s final content update, which includes the fan-voted Rhyniognatha!
    • Cross-platform: It’s important to note that ARK: Survival Evolved (ARK:SE) and ARK: Survival Ascended (ASA) will coexist but will not support crossplay between the two games. ASA will have undergone profound functional changes which prevent it from being compatible with the previous game. 
    • Holiday Events: We plan to develop and release ASA-exclusive holiday content that takes advantage of the next-gen pipeline released in mods, so they’re always available to play!
    • Official Servers: With the launch of ASA at the end of August, we will be taking down all Official Servers on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC for ARK: Survival Evolved – at that time, the final save-datas from the ARK: Survival Evolved Official Servers will be uploaded for players to re-host on their own servers or play in singleplayer/non-dedi, as well as slightly earlier snapshots. You will still be able to play on single-player, non-dedicated, player-dedicated, and unofficial servers. ARK: Survival Ascended will have its own fully supported Official Network for all platforms.
    • Feature Sunset: With the launch of ASA, we will be ending official support for Primitive+, Split Screen, and Procedurally Generated Maps. These aspects of the game will not be ported to the new Unreal Engine 5 version.
    • We will look into releasing the source files for Primitive+ for those that wish to repurpose aspects of it for mods.
    • ARK: Survival Ascended Updates: The remaster will have regular updates to resolve bugs, introduce new content, balance changes, and quality-of-life improvements for years to come.
    • ARK: Survival Evolved Updates: will be limited to crashes and critical bug fixes. 



    We plan to release a new canonical-story expansion pack for ARK: Survival Ascended that will be available in Q4 2023. This DLC will feature four new creatures, which we’ll share more details about later this year!




    ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition has been off to a great start on Nintendo Switch. The insightful crew at Digital Foundry called it "one of the most radical improvements in game quality (they've) ever seen." 

    So far, we've launched Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Ragnarok, with Extinction coming on April 11th. Our current estimated timeline for the rest of our significant releases is as follows:

    • April 2023 - Extinction
    • May 2023 - Small Tribes servers
    • June 2023 - Genesis Part 1
    • October 2023 - Genesis Part 2
    • Winter 2023 into 2024 - Remaining community maps

    Spring has been an exciting time on the platform, with the release of the Carcharodontosaurus now roaming around The Island and Ragnarok. Eggcellent Adventure begins on April 3rd, bringing this full event to players on Nintendo Switch for the first time. Lest we forget ARK: Dinosaur Discovery, which also saw a content update to v1.5, recently adding a full-featured in-game map and numerous gameplay improvements. As a reminder, ARK: Dinosaur Discovery is a separate download available for FREE to all digital owners of ARK on Nintendo Switch.

    Finally, we are happy to welcome a swath of new players from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan & South Korea. Both titles are now available locally on Nintendo Switch in those regions from our partners at Spike Chunsoft.


    We have some important news for Mobile Survivors! At the year's end, we anticipate a relaunch of ARK: Mobile as a completely revamped product. It will be based on a graphically improved version of the Switch codebase due to the increased power generally available with mobile devices and include new Switch features and content and mobile-specific changes. We plan to release all the expansion packs and non-cannon maps over time into this revamped version, and from that point onwards, ARK: Mobile will have its product lifecycle and roadmap.




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    ARK: The Animated Series has completed the animation and cast recordings of all its 14 initial episodes, which are currently in post-production (VFX, sound mix, etc.). We're delighted with how the show turned out -- it's an epic melodramatic love letter to dinosaurs, fantasy/sci-fi, and of course ARK itself -- though we have not placed it yet with any platform, hence the lack of news in that area. So as soon as there's more to report, we will let you know!



    Thank you everyone for reading through this substantial write-up, and stay tuned for more information on the ARK: Survival Ascended in the months ahead toward its August launch!

    Studio Wildcard




    Conquest servers are being re-introduced for a new season by Snail Games. To kick things off, our current Classic PvP season will end, and servers will be wiped shortly before the new Conquest begins on April 25th.  Classic PvP servers will wipe on April 25th, 5pm Pacific Time.


    • Experience gain, taming, gathering have been tripled compared to our standard Official Servers (3x)
    • Breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been tripled compared to our standard Official Servers (3x)
    • No tribe limit
    • Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed
    • Servers have a maximum player count of 100
    • No Aberration map
    • All other maps excluding Gen1&2 and Extinction will be available. 
    • The following TEK engrams/items will be available:
      • TEK Replicator
      • TEK Transmitter
      • TEK Turret
      • TEK Hatchframe
      • TEK Door
      • TEK Foundation
      • TEK ladder
      • TEK Pillar
      • TEK Ramp
      • TEK Trapdoor
      • TEK Wall
      • TEK Doorframe
      • TEK Windowframe
      • TEK Window
      • Sloped TEK Wall Left
      • Sloped TEK Wall Right
      • TEK Staircase
      • Sloped TEK Roof
      • TEK Railing
      • TEK Fence Foundation
      • TEK Generator
      • TEK Trough
      • TEK Teleporter
      • Megalodon TEK Saddle
      • Vacuum Compartment
      • Vacuum Compartment Moonpool
      • Cloning Chamber
      • Tapejara TEK Saddle
      • TEK Fence Support
      • Large TEK Wall
      • TEK Stairs
      • TEK Triangle ceiling
      • TEK Triangle foundation





    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving an EVO Event! It will be active until Monday, the 3rd of April.
    All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    *Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.

    Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus
    Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus
    ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus
    Classic: 6x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval




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    Creator: Sypher Sam

    In this speed build tutorial, Sypher Sam teaches you how to build an Elven-style PvE house inspired by the Lord of the Rings' architecture. No mods were used. Plus, it can be built on consoles & PC!


    Creator: Raasclark (featuring CaptainFatdog)

    In this short, Raasclark and Captain Fatdog attempt to knock out a wyvern with a mantis! Will they succeed?





    Favorite color tek Parasaurolophus by @Mio301130



    Snow Owl by mendozian



    Lights off! by @WolfTek7



    Hugs! by @ScutalTheLizard



    Warm your heart and body together by @rianeko_mabi



    Delivering Spring by @falco_luna



    Ferox by @k3zk_627





    Recreation of Japanese Waterfall Castle in survival by @KiriiAndrew



    Beautiful postcard by @RikerPlays



    Do I love the Equus? Yes, not even gonna try lying about it by u/Fit-Photograph7844



    Enjoy your weekend!
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    I had about 10k hours in Ark when the game magically decided to delete my character. Since then I never touched Ark again and, instead, I'm playing all the PS4/PC games I've never touched.

    When I heard about the UE5 news I gave Ark another chance but after the actual news I'll keep working on my "pile of shame".

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    10 minutes ago, DomiDarko said:

    I had about 10k hours in Ark when the game magically decided to delete my character. Since then I never touched Ark again and, instead, I'm playing all the PS4/PC games I've never touched.

    When I heard about the UE5 news I gave Ark another chance but after the actual news I'll keep working on my "pile of shame".

    Exactly this. I just got back into Ark a month ago because of the ue5 hype and as soon as I hit my stride playing they go and do this. I won't spend any money on future products if this isn't fixed. 

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    My question is ark remastered and ark2 bundled for 50 however PS users pay 40 for remastered then what? Another 50 for ark2. 

    I've supported since released on console all dlcs purchased why are PS users getting punished with high prices no bundle option/s

    Where's the loyalty to these players? And then is unreal engine 5 only on ps5 killing PS4 users off. I know Xbox have ark 2 as exclusive and PS has to wait a year (assuming period).

    And all of this comes of Jeremy's tweet of "free upgrade".

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    I played this Game for a long Time and had a lot of Fun. but what Wildcard does now spoils all fun for me and for me it's the end of this Game after 16000+ Hours when the Servers shut down. Nice Game but Stupid Developer.

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    Ark Ascended - Why will it cost money for this previously stated "free upgrade"?

    At the end of 2022, Snail Inc launched on the NASDAQ. In their registration statement, the first risk factor listed was:


    We are dependent on the future success of our ARK franchise, and we must continue to publish “hit” titles or sequels to such “hit” titles in order to compete successfully in our industry.

    Fast forward six months, and after an initial starting price of $3.00, SNAL currently sits at $1.33.

    Additionally, Snail Inc. recently released their Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2022 Financial Results, a key highlight being:


    Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2022 was $74.4 million, a decrease of $32.3 million, or 30%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2021. The decrease in net revenue was due to a decrease in sales of ARK, attributed to the age of the game, an increase in the number of free week promotions run in 2022 and the Genesis II release in 2021; there were no DLC releases in 2022 or free download promotions in 2021. ARK sales decreased by $33.0 million...

    While the initial plan by Wildcard may have been to offer the upgrade free, decreasing revenues from the self-proclaimed 'dependent franchise' and a prolonged delay before Ark 2 hits the shelves (see you in 2025) may have resulted in some prompting (or pushing) from Snail Inc to monetise the upgrade.

    The cash grab might not directly be Wildcard's fault, but it's what happens when a company becomes a subsidiary to another who doesn't neccessarily share their values.

    Another amusing risk factor as part of the registration statement:


    Mr. Shi, our Founder and Chairman [of Snail Inc], controls us, and his ownership of our common stock will prevent you and other stockholders from influencing significant decisions.

    Good luck with making those decisions Studio Wildcard! Full statement from the SEC website can be found here "https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1886894/000110465922100894/tm2128835-10_drsa.htm#tSUM" and Forth Quarter Financial Results here "https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/03/29/2637127/0/en/Snail-Inc-Reports-Fourth-Quarter-Full-Year-2022-Financial-Results.html" 

    Unreal Engine 5

    So ARK 2 is significantly delayed due to complexities of the UE5 engine, and "new technologies". The main question i have is therefore, why is Ark Ascended going to be ready in a mere four months?  Or will it be a buggy, laggy, unmitigated disaster, and essentially a paid test server for Ark 2?

    Disclaimer - Everything above is speculation on my part, and has potentially no basis in truth or fact.

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    3 hours ago, Coyal said:

    My question is ark remastered and ark2 bundled for 50 however PS users pay 40 for remastered then what? Another 50 for ark2. 

    I've supported since released on console all dlcs purchased why are PS users getting punished with high prices no bundle option/s

    Where's the loyalty to these players? And then is unreal engine 5 only on ps5 killing PS4 users off. I know Xbox have ark 2 as exclusive and PS has to wait a year (assuming period).

    And all of this comes of Jeremy's tweet of "free upgrade".

    Wildcard sees PS customers as 2nd rate since the Microsoft deal. Hence the PS5 upgrade that never was. A 2nd rate customer who gets milked to fund a new game for XBox/PC at that. Some say by paying you support the Devs, but why would a PS customer pay more to get less every time? That's just being the sucker! 

    There were so many other good ways this whole thing could have gone, especially given Ark2 is not a sequel but a spin off since it's a completely different genre for all intend and purpose. Alas, the only thing that matters is how you vote with your money and I ain't paying a penny until it's on sale for a small fraction of the asking price and the content & good mods are available. 

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    So let me get this right. After supporting you as nobodies purchasing your beta game, collected all Delayed DLC over the years. Even purchased your delayed Collectors Edition. And now even owning a ps5 I have to repay for everything and I don't even get Ark 2. 

    This is literally a con and your not even subtle about it. 

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    If this is not an April 1st joke, then what I wished in the comment to the previous Community Crunch is being implemented. And I wished for a paid DLC based on Ark 1 with new dinos, engrams and new mechanics. As it was with Aberration, Extinction, or Genesis. I honestly more expect that kind of DLC over Ark 2.

    Dreams come true. I'd love to buy this DLC.

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    If you at least wrote the truth that you don't have funds for the realization of ark 2 and for the maintenance of servers from ark1 then we would digest it better. And I think that without such solutions, there would be a group of fans who would charitably add their contribution or solutions by selling their shares. I would understand it. And as a reward to those who gave support e.g. a monthly closed beta for them. OK there was but not such boorish games. I feel similar emotions to what EA did to me with ,,BattleForge" by shutting down the servers. You are doing the exact same thing, even worse. 

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    21 minut temu slejo powiedział:

    Jeśli to nie jest żart na 1 kwietnia, to, o co prosiłem w komentarzu do zachowania Community Crunch, jest terapeutą. A ja marzyłem o płatnym DLC, na Ark 1 z odstępstwami, engramami i mechaniką nową. Jak to było z Aberration, Extinction czy Genesis. Szczerze bardziej oczekuję tego rodzaju DLC od Ark 2.

    Marzenia się spełniają. Chętnie kupię DLC.

    if this is not sarcasm then you are a masochist

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    Its not fair for de ps4 players how about all of dam hoe play ark servers dat you are upgreating to samthing new and de 4 players can notnplay it

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    I would suggest leaving ark survival evolved alone and maybe make ark 2 sometime before 2030 lol. There is no need to screw up a game that is fine and delete everyones stuff/time.

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    So am I right in thinking that our current Ark will be ending and there will be no further support due to the new updated version and that people will be starting from scratch, that is for those with the latest consoles of course. Legacy all over again.


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    14 hours ago, Xenodragon77 said:

    Welp, guess I'm done with ark now. I'm not buying a new console AND a game I already paid for AND all the dlcs I already paid for, just for none of my years of past progress to be carried over.

    This is shameful. You said it'd be free upgrade, everyone would get it, and progress would carry over. Now it's paid and content from the 1st game is gonna be drip-fed into remake, everyone has to start over, and anyone who doesn't have a brand new console or good enough pc is just left behind. Not to mention, you are wiping out official servers and killing off the people who stay on the old version. AND you are forcing people to buy ark 2, which despite its long development time, hasn't had any gameplay shown whatsoever. I doubt it exists at this point.

    If this is some pathetic attempt at a joke, it's not funny and whoever's idea it was should be fired. If it's serious, then you just lost a ton of players, and deserve that loss for intending to take away so much time, effort, progress, and money from the players thatve kept this game alive so long despite your incompetence and the game being a broken mess. 


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    On 3/31/2023 at 6:06 PM, Zite said:

    They are going to sunset 7 years of my life back into the code......😐

    So you need an Xbox X/S to get the newer incomplete version, what about the people still play on the Xbox one because they either can't afford the next gen system or can't find because of limited availability

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    Ark 2 will be released when modern games will be made with Unreal 6 and ver.5 will be outdated technology.

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    And here's another question...I did a quick search and UE5 is compatible with PS4/Xbox and Fortnite UE5 is also running on those consoles. So, even though they may not get all the visual bells and whistles/features as next Gen, given UE5 can deliver at least the same results as UE4 on them and remain cross-platform...I don't see why the upgrade isn't the same as what Fortnite did. 

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    4 years wasted.

    You guys honestly suck. 31k hours wasted on a game you half assed throughout its entire existence, only to be wiped the second you have the opportunity to make money. 

    You lost half your community over night. Congratulations 


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    since no one does it I'm saying what everyone really thinks... but do you really think we spend even just $1 after you wasted years of gaming, time and money? shutting down the official evolved survival servers… ark 2 and ascension are dead games before i start good luck if you do i will stop playing ark as i only have that on my console… ALL THIS IS SHAMEFUL AND A VERY HUGE LACK OF RESPECT FOR ALL OF US 

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    Yeah thanks but no thanks. Time to look for something different to play.

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    All those thinking that shutting down so early ALL official server isn't a big issue, they never played long on official. Each server becomes a unique community. For each - non-empty - server there is a parallel community with their discord and established friendships and all those community made a damn parallel net which is far bigger than you think. Killing all servers, both played and unplayed while for years we got legacy servers still running wasting the company money and support resources (since legacy has a slightly different codebase), and while for years there was never a live-ops review (like checking what server should shut down for being literally unplayed, what maps needed more servers, settings review about tribe tame limits and structure limits) is no-sense and just a huge atomic bomb on each of those communities which are along with big un-official clusters the back-bones of the ARK community.

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    On 4/1/2023 at 1:41 PM, oGlitchedX said:

    19 out of 20 People I have spoke with feel this way, ARK going to loose a huge percentage of it's player base. I know people that have already uninstalled the game after years of playing...  RIP ARK

    There's a lot of people that have unclaimed all their tames and tore down their bases on a server that I play on as well. If it's a joke for April fools it's a terrible joke. And if not, it's terrible anyway. The damage has been done already.  was fun while it lasted boys  🫡

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    Having been with Ark since the beginning, I am profoundly disappointed in what this company is doing to its customers.

    I did not expect the upgrade to the UE5 engine to be free, despite the fact that you made that promise. People do need to eat and the bills have to get paid after all.

    But I had no idea you would be so greedy and hateful as to charge full price again for a game and all the DLCs I had already paid for so that I could recieve what is, at least on paper, nearly a drop in engine upgrade. Moreover I had no idea that you would also be destroying the existing community on top of this.

    Worse by far is that you are also using this to artificially inflate the pre-order sales numbers of a game that many of your customers do not want, Ark 2.

    This is the sort of behavior I expect from an EA or Activision/Blizzard, companies I haven't bought games from in a decade or more. I can only hope this was a terribly ill-considered April Fools joke.

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    I hope that no one will buy ARK: SA and ARK 2 when ARK: SE shuts down in September. fu*k you UE5!

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