Studio Wildcard has made some big announcements regarding the massive online multiplayer ARK: Survival Evolved that will bring the game to more devices here soon.

iOS & Android 

The game company has partnered with veteran mobile developer War Drum Studios (Bully, Grand Theft Auto) to bring the entire multiplayer survival experience to mobile devices. The game will be free-to-play and lets you join forces with tens of thousands of other dino-hunters. This on-the-go version features the full online survival experience contained in the PC and console versions of ARK, including a huge island to explore, 80+ dinosaurs and primeval creatures, multiplayer tribe mechanics, and crafting and building.

War Drum recently launched a limited Closed Beta on iOS, with a full worldwide launch anticipated later this Spring on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. If you’d like a chance to participate in the Beta, you can sign up here.

Nintendo Switch 

During Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” keynote at GDC 2018, Studio Wildcard announced that ARK: Survival Evolved is coming to Nintendo Switch. Created in conjunction with co-development studio Abstraction Games, the game will launch to digital and retail in Fall 2018. They also gave the audience its first look at the game running live on the Switch.

ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch includes the complete contents and features of the original game; from the massive and mysterious ARK island, to the more than 100 prehistoric and fantasy-inspired creatures such as the T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, Rock Drake and Reaper.

“The Switch’s handheld mode provides a fantastic new capability for survivors who want to fully immerse themselves in the vast worlds of ARK,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, Studio Wildcard’s Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Development Director, and Co-Creative Director. “With this new version, Switch players can go directly from hunting and taming while sitting on the couch, to forming online tribes and searching out new conquests when on the bus, waiting in line, or wherever they happen to be.”

Since ARK: Survival Evolved’s launch into Steam’s Early Access program in June 2015, over 13 Million people have played. For more updates, follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.


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