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.
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.