Studio Wildcard’s hugely popular survival game Ark: Survival Evolved finally left early access just a few days ago, but Wildcard are not slowing down anytime soon, as they have just announced Ark’s seconds paid expansion entitled Aberration.
Aberration will take survivors to an entirely new world, one that is very different to anything we’ve seen before. Stranded on a failing Ark, with an incredibly dangerous and toxic ecosystem, players will have to band together to survive against this new threat. Aberration also sees Wildcard take some welcome risks with their creature design, with crazy new creatures like the adorable Lantern Pug, a titanic crab monster and even the Alien inspired Nameless Queen. My personal favourite is the Rock Drake, a Sci-Fi looking dragon with the ability to cling to walls and turn invisible. Check out the exciting trailer below!
Ark has come under fire from angry players since its controversial price increase last month. There has also been a growing concern that Wildcard are focusing their attention too much on new content rather than performance. The game is well known to struggle on PC unless you’re running a pretty serious rig. It remains to be seen whether the release of Aberration will lead to even more criticism for Wildcard.
Players in Ark: Aberration will also be able to craft many new items such as climbing gear, glow sticks, hazmat suits and even a badass wing suit to soar through the cavernous alien environments. These new additions, coupled with all new structures to build will surely keep fans like myself entertained. For season pass holders, or anyone who purchased the Survival edition, Aberration will be free. The expansion will also be available to purchase separately for $20. Aberration will launch on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in October.
So, what do you think of Ark: Aberration? Are you excited to delve into the depths of this hazardous world? Or do you prefer your cosy shack on the beach? As always, let us know in the comments and on social media!