Ark: Survival Ascended, a remaster of poop-harvesting dinosaur coach Ark: Survival Advanced in Unreal Engine 5, was first teased as if it was going to be a free improve. When it was formally introduced as a part of a $50 bundle that included a preorder for Ark 2, followers have been unimpressed. Studio Wildcard pivoted after which introduced that, reasonably than packaging the remaster with a preorder for the sequel, it will as an alternative include a number of DLC upgrades, which it will obtain extra of after launch as free updates. Additionally, it will now price $10 extra.

Studio Wildcard was aiming to launch the remaster in late August, which it has now pushed again to October. Because the studio’s newest publication explains, “We have discovered it difficult working with Unreal Engine 5.2, however on the similar time, it’s extremely thrilling. We’re discovering new methods every day to push the expertise to the subsequent stage; mixed with the work wanted to assist a completely cross-platform-moddable game ecosystem on consoles and PC, it is clear that we’ll want a bit extra time.”

Whereas it’s going to nonetheless launch with The Island enlargement included, Scorched Earth has needed to be moved to a post-launch update, and the additional DLC maps have been pushed again as nicely. “Scorched Earth can be coming to ASA in December this yr,” the studio says, “Ragnarok and Aberration will observe in Q1 2024, and the remainder of the maps past then.”

And, as soon as once more, the value is altering. Ark: Survival Ascended will now price $40 with a launch low cost, after which be $45 for the remainder of its early entry interval, which is estimated to final till late 2024.

Given the delay, Studio Wildcard’s deliberate shutdown of the unique model’s official servers on August 31 has additionally been pushed again. They’re going to now be on-line till September 30. Assuming nothing else modifications between from time to time.

Ark 2, which can star Vin Diesel in case you’ve got forgotten that unlikely element, is scheduled for launch on the finish of 2024.