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Ark: Survival Evolved's release has been delayed

The game will now release on August 29th

Ark: Survival Evolved's release has been delayed

Ark: Survival Evolved's release has been delayed

 
Studio Wildcard has confirmed that they will not be releasing Ark: Survival Evolved from Early Access on August 8th, with the game's release being delayed to the end of the month on August 29th. 
 
The developer blames this delay on the game's retail certification process, which "took a little longer than expected". The developer has already reported that retailers have had a huge effect on the company, saying that retail partners forced the developer to increase the game's retail price for its boxed release. 
 
 

Let's address the mammoth in the room. Official Release. As of today, ARK has completed its Gold Master and certification for retail release. This process took a little longer than expected and as a result, our release date has been pushed back to August the 29th.

We're deeply apologetic for those who were negatively affected by the delay; it sucks, it wasn't what we had wanted, nor planned but where we currently stand. We wanted to address this sooner but did not want to make any statements until we were completely sure of what was going to happen.

 
Last month, Studio Wildcard increase the price of their game from £24.99 to £49.99 on Steam, stating that the demands of physical retail forced such a hefty price increase. 
 

  
Ark: Survival Evolved's release has been delayed

 

The good news here is that those who already own Ark will be getting a free DLC, The Ragnarok, on the game's official release date. This update will do several things which include increasing the overall world size by around 25% and adding new biomes to the game.   

Ark: Survival Evolved will now release on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on August 29th. 

 

You can join the discussion on Ark: Survival Evolved's delay on the OC3D Forums

 

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31-07-2017, 13:08:20

NeverBackDown
From what I hear, it's still a terrible performance hog and had a lot of bugs. Doesn't sound like it's ready for a release even after nearly what 2 years of early access?Quote

31-07-2017, 20:41:24

Wraith
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
From what I hear, it's still a terrible performance hog and had a lot of bugs. Doesn't sound like it's ready for a release even after nearly what 2 years of early access?
Yup, it's great in some areas but it's so badly optimised for something that has been in development for so long now.Quote

31-07-2017, 21:13:39

HJ1mech
I play this regularly in my xbox one and love it however yes it does have performance issues. It hitches and freezes alot when there is any sort of action. Hopefully they get it all sorted. Definitely ready for the play anywhere functionality so i can crank up the graphics a notch.Quote

31-07-2017, 23:11:55

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Yup, it's great in some areas but it's so badly optimised for something that has been in development for so long now.
I would guess they would fix it in a patch the day this goes live, but seeing as they have promised performance fixes multiple times in the past I wouldn't have hopeQuote

31-07-2017, 23:51:18

Wraith
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I would guess they would fix it in a patch the day this goes live, but seeing as they have promised performance fixes multiple times in the past I wouldn't have hope
Given that the game is now 2 years old, they promised multiple times that there would be fixes and performance optimisations including DX12.. it's a little too late. Also most of us paid £15 - £20 for this when it was originally in beta.. we were given nothing but garbage patches throughout then they drop a £15 DLC while it's still in beta.. now it's finally after 2 years becoming Alpha they bump the price to £49.99. And it still performs like dog crap.. the vast majority of the communities have dropped it and moved on.Quote
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