Ark 2 has been delayed till late 2024, in line with a put up on the dinosaur survival game’s official site. Whereas a selected date for the sequel to Ark: Survival Advanced has by no means been introduced by Studio Wildcard, it was deliberate for someday this yr.
“After cautious consideration, we now have determined to delay the sequel’s launch to the top of 2024, when it is going to nonetheless launch completely on Xbox, Game Cross, and Home windows distribution platforms,” the put up reads. “We’ve put a lot thought into delaying ARK 2 for the betterment of the ultimate product and the workforce’s well-being. This information will probably be disappointing to many—we really feel it too—however we’re assured this heavy determination is the proper one.”
Causes for the delay embody the issues of utilizing the comparatively new Unreal Engine 5, in addition to some points with the game’s design itself:
“We additionally acknowledge that Ark 2 has some fairly vital design modifications from the unique game, which can not make it as interesting to everybody (taking a look at you, Souls-like fight, primitive-only weaponry, and strict third-person mechanics—and an general “very severe” tone), which is why we really feel it’s important to offer gamers with a totally next-gen model of the unique expertise to make sure that followers can proceed to benefit from the Ark they know for years to come back.”
I am undecided how you place a shirtless Vin Diesel on the again of a dinosaur and wind up with a really severe tone. Regardless, do not count on any new peeks at Ark 2 for fairly a while. The put up additionally says the builders “don’t plan to showcase any gameplay/screenshots/movies of Ark 2 this yr.”
Along with the delay into 2024, Studio Wildcard introduced a remastered model of Ark: Survival Advanced in Unreal Engine 5, which it plans to launch in August of this yr. The remaster, known as Ark: Survival Ascended, will embody the bottom game plus a “revamped” Survival of the Fittest (Ark’s model of battle royale), and all the “non-canon” DLC maps.
As well as, an Ark Respawned bundle will probably be accessible, which can embody each the Ark remaster and Ark 2, together with a month of closed beta entry to Ark 2 previous to the game’s launch. This bundle will value $50, and can go on sale this August—however boy, I am undecided I would be leaping to purchase a bundle that features a game that will not be out till the top of subsequent yr.
You’ll be able to learn all the small print of Ark: Survival Ascended and Ark 2 on the official site.