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Play Station 4 gets Ark Survival Evolved

The long wait is over. Sony has approved the prerelease of Ark Survival Evolved for the Play Station 4 and Play Station 4 Pro. Owners of this console can now play this unique open world survival game either as single player, coop, or on line. They can tame creatures, gather resources, advance in their level of technology, and get killed a lot in most unusual ways - the most popular way, being eaten alive by a predator.

The game also comes with Scorched Earth, the all desert add on that contains mythical creatures such as Rock Elementals and Wyverns.

Currently, it is a download being updated almost daily. High speed internet is a must.

Game trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeXAiagWnDk

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The Facebook and official forum has been swamped with new postings since this release. 2X gather, XP, and Taming has really helped gameplay on the official servers.
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August 8th is now the official release of Ark Survival Evolved for the PC, Mac, Linux, X-Box One and Playstation 4. You will be able to purchase the hard copy of the game, extended play which will give you three future paid DLC releases, as well as packages of collector items.
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?...ox-one-x-r473/

The new sponsored Ragnarok map will be part of that release. It is a viking fantasy world that looks stunningly real. A new tamable fantasy creature, the Griffin, is part of that map. Currently 50% playable area, the map will be 128 square kilometers of explorable area with many extensive cave systems, some with pressure plate traps, ruins, a dungeon, two super nasty boss monsters, an active volcano that could erupt with lava bombs and geysers, a wyvern trench, Scottish highlands, rugged jungle, dark swamps, massive canyon, redwoods, high snowy mountains with a glacier cave, and tons of areas suitable for base and outpost building.

Coming in the unfinished half are a massive desert and badlands area.

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Ragnarok has been delayed until July 10 or 18. I suspect the problem is that the map and its custom contents is beyond the hardware capability of the console and the devs are having unexpected issues in porting the map to it. All that will delay certification which is required before any update can be made available.

The updated kitty looks great.
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Looks very pretty, is the SP aspect any good ?

Alternatively, is the multiplayer doable if you only have a few afternoons to spend once in so many months ?
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Looks very pretty, is the SP aspect any good ?

Alternatively, is the multiplayer doable if you only have a few afternoons to spend once in so many months ?
As the game is open world with no specific goals other then to gain experience and stay alive, SP is very interesting with so much to do, so many ways to do something and a huge open world to explore. Ragnarok will be 144 square kilometers which doesn't include the caves but does include under the sea with its creatures and resources. With mod maps, one can spend thousands of hours in the game.

Multiplayer is a different commitment. Unlike single player in which the game is frozen in time until you log back in, multiplayer runs 24-7. Unless your tribe mates help you, you can have your stuff stolen, your tames killed, and your camp destroyed by raiding. Even if that doesn't happen, some carnivore could come along, kill your tames, and wreak your base. Either case, you are left with nothing but your experience points to start over. This version has been running on hundreds of public servers for over 2 actual years. You need to be committed to play almost daily with like friends. Taming and raising some creatures, especially wyverns from stolen eggs, can take days, literally.

In short, public servers have been taken over by assholes. Mostly Chinese gangs that troll from server to server using cheats, hacks, and duplications, to sneak around Battle Eye when they can, to gain an unfair advantage.

One can also set up a private server for their friends where they can set the rules, the difficulty level of their game, and control who they allow to play.

There is a third variable called Survival of the Fittest. On that game, where you compete against other players for a set period of time, anywhere from 1 to 4 hours, you are playing Hunger Games where death of the player is permanent. This is a Last man standing. You will have so much time in order to gather resources, tames, and weapons. Then, the survivors will be forced back into the arena for that final showdown.

Play on Single Player to learn how things work and explore. Once you are good at playing Ark, then take the plunge of joining a tribe on a server.
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