Studio Wildcard have today announced that their highly-anticipated survival game Ark 2 is now longer on target to launch in 2023. Instead, the studio have set late 2024 as a realistic goal.
Ark 2 , a video game which you probably know as the one that has Vin Diesel riding dinosaurs, has hit a major roadblock. The developer of this highly-anticipated survival title Studio Wildcard have today announced that Ark 2 has been delayed to the end of 2024.
Ark 2 was initially scheduled to launch this year on Xbox Series X|S and PC , as announced via the in-engine trailer last year but we doubt anyone was confident about that given that we have not seen any gameplay so far, which is always a red flag.
Studio Wildcard say they simply need more time to adjust to Unreal Engine 5 and their new workflows and pipelines, to fully utilise this new technology and achieve a never-before-seen scope at Studio Wildcard.
"Unreal Engine 5 is incredibly new technology to us (and all developers), and we aim to use this cutting-edge tech to its fullest potential while creating a game with never-before-achieved scope at Studio Wildcard," they say.
And for more bad news regarding Ark 2, the team confirmed they won't be showing the game this year in any capacity so forget about screenshots, gameplay reveals or new trailers as that is planned for 2024.
Now, for the good news. Ark: Survival Evolved is getting an Unreal Engine 5 next-gen remaster rebranded as Ark: Survival Ascended, which will be released on Xbox Series X|S, PC and PlayStation 5 by the end of August 2023. The base game will include The Island, SOTF, and all the "Non-Canon" DLC maps (which will be added over time).
Ark 2 is still launching exclusively on Xbox and PC via Game Pass. There is no mention of a PlayStation version just yet. The game is confirmed to be a console launch exclusive for Xbox so expect it on PlayStation 5 sometime in 2025.