Ark 2 (opens in new tab) has been delayed till late 2024, in response to a publish on the dinosaur survival recreation’s official web site. Whereas a particular 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’ve got determined to delay the sequel’s launch to the tip of 2024, when it should nonetheless launch solely on Xbox, Recreation Go, and Home windows distribution platforms,” the post reads (opens in new tab). “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 can be disappointing to many—we really feel it too—however we’re assured this heavy resolution is the suitable one.”
Causes for the delay embody the issues of utilizing the comparatively new Unreal Engine 5, in addition to some points with the sport’s design itself:
“We additionally acknowledge that Ark 2 has some fairly vital design adjustments from the unique recreation, which can not make it as interesting to everybody ( you, Souls-like fight, primitive-only weaponry, and strict third-person mechanics—and an total “very severe” tone), which is why we really feel it’s important to supply 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 return.”
I am undecided how you set a shirtless Vin Diesel on the again of a dinosaur and wind up with a really severe tone. Regardless, do not anticipate any new peeks at Ark 2 for fairly a while. The publish 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, referred to as Ark: Survival Ascended, will embody the bottom recreation 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 can be accessible, which is able to embody each the Ark remaster and Ark 2, together with a month of closed beta entry to Ark 2 previous to the sport’s launch. This bundle will price $50, and can go on sale this August—however boy, I am undecided I would be leaping to purchase a bundle that features a recreation that will not be out till the tip of subsequent yr.
You may learn all the main points of Ark: Survival Ascended and Ark 2 on the official site (opens in new tab).