Despite ongoing legal troubles, Studio Wildcard releases a patch for the Xbox One version of ARK: Survival Evolved that improves frame rate and adds more dinosaurs.
With Studio Wildcard facing legal troubles, the future of ARK: Survival Evolved has been thrown into question. Nevertheless, the studio has continued to support the game, releasing an update for the Xbox One version of ARK: Survival Evolved today that addresses some lingering complaints the community has about ARK, introduces new creatures to the experience, and also adds Extinction Event servers to the game.
For awhile now, fans have complained about ARK on Xbox One’s frame rate problems. This patch looks to rectify that issue, with the patch notes claiming that ARK‘s frame rate has been improved by 10%. The update also fixes a number of other bugs and issues that the game has had since it launched through the Xbox One Preview Program last year.
Besides typical fixes, the update also adds three more creatures to the Xbox One version of ARK. These include the Woolly Rhino (a cross between a woolly mammoth and a rhinoceros), an armor-plated fish called the Dunkleosteus, and a sea scorpion called the Eurypterus. The main purpose of the latter is to kill it, harvest its insides, and use those insides to create a toxic poison that can be used as a weapon.
Check out the new beasts making their way to the Xbox One version of ARK in the trailer below:
And finally, the update also adds Extinction Event servers to the game. For the uninitiated, Extinction Event servers allow players to play on time-limited servers that reset every month. The goal is to make as much progress on the server as possible before a meteor arrives and destroys the world. This should give dedicated ARK players on Xbox One another mode to master while they wait for the ARK: Survival of the Fittest free-to-play spin-off to make its way to the system.
This update will go a long way in bringing the Xbox One version of ARK close to having the same amount of features as the PC version. Considering the fact that ARK: Survival Evolved is more popular on Xbox One than PC, this is fitting, and expect Studio Wildcard to continue to work at making the game equal across both platforms.
In the meantime, it’s good to see Studio Wildcard continue to support ARK with updates despite the legal trouble the company is facing. Due to that legal trouble, there is potential that by the time April comes to a close, development and sales of ARK will be halted thanks to a court order. Hopefully that doesn’t come to pass, and ARK: Survival Evolved enthusiasts aren’t deprived of their giant kangaroos and cybernetic T-Rex.
ARK: Survival Evolved is expected to have its full release in June across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.