The Humble Monthly subscription service from Humble Bundle adds the popular online multiplayer dinosaur survival game ARK: Survival Evolved to its lineup.
At this point, it’s safe to say that ARK: Survival Evolved is one of the most successful Early Access titles in history. And now PC gamers are able to see what all the fuss is about without having to spend $30 on an unfinished game, as ARK: Survival Evolved has been added to the Humble Monthly subscription service.
For the uninitiated, Humble Monthly is a PC subscription service from Humble Bundle akin to PlayStation Plus or the Xbox Live Games with Gold program. Consumers pay a price of $12 a month, and in exchange, receive a new set of free games.
The Humble Monthly subscription may cost more than PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold, but it has additional benefits that make it worth the price. The games so far have been relatively impressive titles, with a decent combination of indie games as well as big budget releases. Furthermore, players don’t have to stay subscribed to Humble Monthly to play the games they’ve downloaded, unlike Games with Gold and PS Plus.
What this means is that anyone interested in playing ARK: Survival Evolved can pick up the game for $12 instead of its usual $30 asking price. Simply subscribe to Humble Monthly by March 4th, download ARK, and then cancel the subscription.
This may convince those that have held out on ARK due to its status as an Early Access title to take the plunge. While purchasing any Early Access game is a risk, ARK is actually a very well put-together game, and has consistently received free updates from Studio Wildcard that have greatly expand its content. In the past month alone, ARK players have joined the addition of a grappling hook as well as new dinosaurs, like the three-seat Gallimimus creature.
Considering the amount of content in ARK and the quality of that content, it’s honestly a steal to get the game at just $12. Players will even be upgraded to the full version for free once that releases later this summer, making it an even more enticing proposition.
Hopefully the addition of ARK: Survival Evolved to Humble Monthly increases awareness for both the game and the subscription service. Both are quality products, and even though ARK has sold over 1 million copies already, it’s still a game that is not as well known thanks to its status as an Early Access title. Perhaps even more gamers will discover and get hooked on ARK now that it is available for a mere $12, which is more than 50% off its usual asking price.
ARK: Survival Evolved‘s full release is scheduled for this coming June on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: VG 24/7