After two years in Steam Early Access, ARK: Survival Evolved is finally releasing as a complete, totally finished, and full-priced game next week. There is a launch trailer up for anyone looking for proof.
ARK: Survival Evolved has already sold well over 5 million copies while still in Steam Early Access and even managed to sprout an expansion pack during its beta phase. The game is finally set to launch next week 29 August 2017, and there is a commemorative launch trailer for the occasion.
"The past two years have been one heck of a journey! Millions of ARK players worldwide have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billion of pounds of berries. With your help, we're now about to reach the completion of core content for ARK: Survival Evolved and release the full game to the world", the Studio Wildcard announced along with launch trailer.
The trailer shows off some of the things you can do in ARK, but be advised that most of the fancy looking action in the trailer leans towards end-game content - so, don't expect to be riding around on a rocket launcher armed T-rex in the first 5 hours of the game.
Studio Wildcard has promised that they intend to keep supporting the game with more content for a long time after launch.
ARK: Survival Evolved and all of its DLCs and expansion packs will ba available for PC, Xbox One and PalyStation 4 for the usual asking price of a AAA title. The developers have said that cross-platform play is being developed internally, but whether Sony will play along is still an open matter.