During the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase it was confirmed that Arca 2 will be released in 2023, and will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on day one. We saw Vin Diesel riding a Tyrannosaurus, and that’s a series of words I never imagined having to type before. To celebrate the announcement, Studio Wildcard is giving away the original Ark: Survival Evolved for free for a limited time.
It’s been quite a journey for Ark, who entered Early Access in 2015. Chris investigated it at the time and narrowed its appeal to two things it allows: ride dinosaurs and make your poop character. Before leaving Early Access in 2017, Ark received updates like the addition of cultivable beardsand then working toilets, which took Chris four hours and a dozen dead sheep to start work. It has continued to be updated ever since.
As our resident survival game expert, Chris has spent a lot of time writing about Ark. He declared that the best mount in the game about riding dinosaurs was actually a damn frogand also found time to sing the praises of his most demanding creature, a giant snail that only eats cake.