After months and months of being in beta, ARK: Survival Evolved is finally, officially, fully released on Microsoft's Xbox One console. The game has garnered a large amount of buzz due to its fun multiplayer online play, survival mechanics, and emphasis on dinosaurs, pteranodons, and dragons. Here's the official game description, trailer, and shopping link.
Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape!
Over 50 creatures can be tamed using a challenging subdue-&-protect process. Weaken a feral creature to knock it out, and then nursing it to health. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your Pet, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Pets continue to level-up and consume food, and carry Inventory and Equipment. Fly a Pteranodon over the mountains, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, or chase down prey on a T-Rex! Experience a dynamic ecosystem with its own predator & prey hierarchies. Breed Pets through successive generations to generate the best traits. Or put more simply, breed & raise Dino Babies!
On the 64+ player servers, your character, everything you built, and your pets stay in-game even when you leave. Special themed events will occur in the world with corresponding limited-run items!
Have you been playing ARK: Survival Evolved in early access (beta) or have you been waiting for the final retail version? Let us know in the comments below.