ARK: Survival Evolved’s cross-platform peak daily headcount is nearing 200K

    
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Well, I can't object to the theory.

Dino survival sandbox ARK: Survival Evolved is pulling in over 100,000 unique users per day, a new interview with Studio Wildcard on Gamespot reveals.

“One thing we do know is that can’t be mostly free players because you can only play the trial for an hour,” says co-founder and creative director Jesse Rapczak. “Considering every day we’re seeing peaks around that, the game has way more concurrent players than the PC game ever did, even at its highest peak of like 85,000 or something like that.”

Rapczak says it was more expensive to develop the game for Xbox, and the game’s Xbox price is higher too, but the game’s popularity on that platform has pushed “peak cross-platform player count lately around the high hundred thousands–you know, 175,000, 180,000, kind of creeping up towards 200,000.”

Rapczak’s team is pumped for a PS4 launch too. “We wish Sony had an early access program,” he explains. “ARK is in the state where at present time unless it’s finished, it’s not coming out on PS4 until they have some other program that allows us to do that. That being said we are really excited about it.”

Source: Gamespot. Cheers, Gylnne.
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They no has Xbox in China.

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enamelizer

Nordavind Higgens borghive Yikes, do they plan on making a bigger map?

Vagrant Zero
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Vagrant Zero

melissaheather  Pretty much this. Still waiting for an actual game to appear. Nifty idea though, I still follow it’s development.

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Quincha Higgens borghive 
Again, if its the same active 30-40 players, decay wont matter, they are active, their buildings wont go anywhere.

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malrats

Wait, Xbox One and PC versions are cross-platform?!

melissaheather
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melissaheather

still haven’t done much more than run around in rags geeking out at dinosaurs and dying, but it’s pretty darn cool.

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Nordavind

Higgens borghive The ARK map is approximately 48 square kilometers; there is approximately 36 square kilometers of land mass, with 12 square kilometers of ocean.
Conan Exiles will be 53 square kilometers, but I wonder how much of that is water.

Higgens
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borghive Ehh, 4 months after your server is up with 30-40 active players, trust me, its quite small.

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Gadgets4G

Need to keep in mind that the game hasn’t officially released and is still in need of some polish. A lot of those previously playing PC players could well be waiting for release. All in all this is a great game. Best bang for my buck this year.

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Snky

MorpayneRADIO It’s only racist if I understand them.