Studio Wildcard teases the next update for ARK: Survival Evolved for Xbox One, which will add beer along with split-screen and a number of new creatures.
Some ARK: Survival Evolved gamers on Xbox One have felt a little neglected by developer Studio Wildcard. After all, the PC version of the game has seen a consistent stream of compelling new content added, while the Xbox One version has mostly gone without. Well, that changes with the next patch for ARK: Survival Evolved, as it aims to bring the Xbox One version up to speed with the PC release.
This patch, which Studio Wildcard hopes to release on February 10th, will be adding all the content to the Xbox One version of the game that has previously released for ARK on PC. This includes a host of new creatures, such as dung beetles, giant prehistoric kangaroos, the three-seat Gallimimus dinosaur, and more.
The patch will also add a number of items to the game as well. This includes riot armor and shock prods, as well as the greenhouse tile set, which is meant to enhance ARK‘s agriculture mechanics. If all that weren’t enough, the patch is also adding beer to the game.
ARK: Survival Evolved‘s next patch on Xbox One will also be addressing a number of the game’s lingering issues, such as its frame rate drops. All of this and the addition of split-screen support should help the Xbox One version of ARK become the definitive way to play the game when the patch releases next week.
This is fitting, as ARK is more popular on Xbox One than PC. The game has been a resounding success for Studio Wildcard on the system, as well as proof that console gamers are interested in early access programs as well. Because of the popularity of ARK and other early access games on Xbox One, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Sony attempt to replicate Microsoft’s success with the Xbox Preview Program by creating their own early access program down the road.
In the meantime, expect the popularity of ARK: Survival Evolved to continue to grow, especially if Studio Wildcard keeps supporting the game so aggressively. This coming update for the Xbox One version of ARK shows that the company is paying attention to both console gamers and PC gamers, which is sure to win it the admiration of the general gaming community.
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ARK: Survival Evolved will see its full release this June on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.