ARK: Survival Evolved fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming months, as the game’s physical release draws closer and developer Studio Wildcard continues to release updates and expansions. But today, yet another exciting ARK related project has been announced.
On the game’s official YouTube page, a live action ARK: Survival Evolved web series has been announced. The debut trailer, which is just 16 seconds long, sees a new ARK player wash up on the beach. Disheveled and out of sorts, the player may hope for an easy start in the game’s dino-infested setting, but unfortunately for the newbie, the very first player they meet gives them a less-than-friendly greeting courtesy of their menacing dinosaur steed.
The ARK: Survival Evolved teams promises “more cinematic episodes in the near future.” All of the live action clips are being created by Studio Wildcard’s partners at Snail Games, in conjunction with PIXOMONDO, an international effects team that has worked on Game of Thrones since its second season. Games of Thrones offers some stupendous visual effects, including Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, so it’s no wonder why the team seemed like a good fit for the ARK: Survival Evolved live action series.
With humungous live events such as an exploding volcano and with sillier features such as functioning toilets, some would argue that ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that sells itself. The game is consistently a popular title on live-streaming platform Twitch and has already become a success thanks to word of mouth.
However, fans of the survival multiplayer game say that these live action cinematics can do a good job of letting people know what the ARK experience is all about. Although the trailer makes it look pretty grim for new players, many seem to agree that this is in line with their experience as newbies. Part of the fun is being able to build up skills and avoid becoming a dinosaur’s lunch or getting decimated by a player who has been playing the game for far longer.
Though, some have also joked that the live action trailer didn’t represent the game’s lag well enough. As ARK: Survival Evolved sales continue to increase, helped by these new clips, that’s something that Studio Wildcard can work on. That way, the game can accommodate all of these new faces and the existing players hoping to give them a grizzly welcome too.
Ark: Survival Evolved is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in early access. A full release is planned for later this year.