ARK Survival Evolved launches today; get caught up here with the trailer and roundup!

Try to hold back your shock: Sci-fi-dino-themed survival sandbox ARK Survival Evolved is really, truly, launching today, so put all those delay gripes and eternal early access jokes back in the grudge box. As of this morning, Studio Wildcard says the Xbox One download is up and running, while PS4 is lagging a few hours behind. Do remember that even on Steam, a newbie will be paying just shy of 60 bucks for the whole bundle. We’ve got a read on the new servers too:

“For ARK’s launch, we plan on providing new Official Servers for the following games mode: Regular/Vanilla, Non-TEK, Primitive+, Hardcore, Isolated Clusters, NoTaming, Extinction Servers and ORP. With the bulk of the servers being focused on the vanilla game mode (Both PVP and PVE), and smaller amounts of niche servers which could be increased based on player demand. The primitive game mode will be removed in favour of the Non-TEK Tier Servers.”

Want more ARK goodness? We’ll be chatting with the team at this year’s PAX, so stay tuned! In the meantime, we’ve rounded up the launch trailer, some of MJ’s streams, and our best content on the game. Plus, don’t forget you’re welcome to join our long-running ARK server.

Here’s a quick look at some (not all! there’s too much!) of our ARK-related content from the last year or two.

We stream ARK Survival Evolved extensively as MOP’s own MJ Guthrie maintains a public server for our readers and friends. Feel free to join us there or check out some of her streams of the game!

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Jonny Sage

Well shoot, what game will we make fun of now?

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enamel

How does the release version run?

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Ket Viliano

On PC, the same as it has for the last two years.

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Adam Asbury

Perhaps I’m lucky, then. Over the past month or so that they’ve been updating the crap out of the game, my performance has steadily improved. I’m now running 60-75 fps with very little stuttering on the Nvidia recommended settings. Prior to the last month, I was getting 45-55 fps with random stuttering all over the place. I have a middle of the road pc, nothing powerful: i5-6400, GTX 1060 6GB, 16G ram. What always kills my performance is the ground clutter density. Even Nvidia recommends putting the slider to 0.

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Bobuliss

I find it hilarious to unironically talk about releasing a game people have been playing for years.

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boredinBC

Now that the game has private servers for PS4 I am going to try and talk my console friends into playing it. That was the only real thing holding them back earlier.

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borghive

Haha that trailer, the game is nothing like it. Your end game is basically build a metal box slathered in turrets to keep the offline raiders out of your base. I got around 1200 hours in Ark and I have never seen anyone build anything like they are advertising in the trailer.

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