Full list of ARK: Survival Evolved video game’s ambitious Xbox Series X enhancements released

ARK: Survival Evolved video game on Xbox One and Xbox Series X
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Email Twitter: @shuttlecock Oct 29th, 2020 inNews

A new video was released today that showcases the stark visual differences between ARK: Survival Evolved running on an Xbox One and a next gen Xbox Series X console.

While there have been several similar videos released recently comparing footage between cross-gen titles playing on different Xbox consoles, this one by far shows the greatest gap in image quality that goes beyond a simple resolution and framerate increase.

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

In addition to an improved 4K output on an Xbox Series X console, ARK: Survival Evolved will also get improved atmospheric and subsurface scattering quality, maximum texture resolution on surfaces, dynamic shadow quality, and terrain self-shadowing.

Check out the video below for visual comparisons of several in-game locations.



Along with the above video, a full list of Xbox Series X improvements was also released boasting an impressive number of technical upgrades that even beat how the game plays on PC.

  • 4K Output at 30-60 FPS
  • Extreme Draw/LOD Distance (Higher than PC)
  • Extreme Level Streaming Distance (Higher than PC)
  • Epic Sky & Atmospherics Quality
  • Epic Subsurface Scattering Quality
  • Infinite-Range High Precision Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
  • Max Texture Resolution
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
  • Infinite-Range Distance Field Shadows
  • Terrain Self-Shadowing
  • Epic Dynamic Shadow Quality
  • Epic Ground Clutter Distance
  • High-Precision HDR Output
  • Epic Postprocessing Quality
  • Tetherless Non-Dedicated Hosting
  • Tetherless Splitscreen
  • 100-player Dedicated Server Hosting
  • Splitscreen Multiplayer uses Epic Graphics Settings
  • 7x Faster Loading

ARK: Survival Evolved has been available to play on Windows PC and Xbox One consoles for a while now. Owning either version will automatically unlock it on Xbox Series X for free as long as the same account is being used. The game is also available to play for free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

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ARK: Survival Evolved
ARK: Survival Evolved
Developer: ‪Studio Wildcard‬
Price: $49.99 $9.99+

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