Studio Wildcard has announced that its expansive survival-adventure ARK: Survival Evolved has now sold more than two million units on Steam, with more survivors joining the Jurassic journey every day.
ARK: Survival Evolved launched in June 2015 on Steam Early Access. The game has been quite popular since release and has exploded dramatically and rapidly in real estate, reach, and units sold. The game is also ever-evolving with dinosaurs being added constantly to the environment. Two weeks ago, ARK expanded significantly by adding two new biomes, snow and swamp, greatly increasing the scope and type of real estate and adding complexity to the environment and AI behavior.
Studio Wildcard, over the last two months, has built out a massive competitive aspect to the game and is in the third phase of its Survival of the Fittest competition, “The Last Stand,” featuring more than 230 players and $60,000 in prizes, throwing the survival-adventure title into the competitive e-sports field with a whole new twist.
The most popular open-world Early Access game on Steam, ARK: Survival Evolved, brings a new level of depth to the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans and must explore the vast island of ARK to survive. What is the secret to survival?
ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in June 2016 on Xbox One via the [email protected] program, PlayStation 4 with Project Morpheus support, and the full release on Steam. The game is currently in Steam’s Early Access program and includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods.
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