After some fan backlash over how the Ark: Survival Developed remaster is being dealt with, Studio Wildcard has responded by… making it costlier.
Final week, Studio Wildcard made a few massive bulletins associated to the Ark collection. The primary one, that Ark 2 has been delayed into 2024, is totally unsurprising, as we’ve got seen actually nothing of the sport to date. The second was a bit of extra stunning although, because the studio introduced that Ark: Survival Developed is getting an enormous remaster referred to as Ark: Survival Ascended, in addition to the truth that Survival Developed’s servers are getting shut down, which means gamers must purchase the remaster. Followers did not like this a lot, so clearly Studio Wildcard’s resolution was to make it costlier.
To additional clarify, within the announcement Wildcard revealed that if you wish to play the sport on Xbox or PC, you had to purchase a bundle which additionally comprises the upcoming second recreation for $49.99 (on PS5 you possibly can purchase simply Survival Ascended for $39.99). On prime of that gamers must purchase upcoming enlargement packs. Now, in a brand new put up from Wildcard, apparently none of that is the case.
Survival Ascended will now price $59.99, is not going to embody Ark 2, and can embody the entire upcoming expansions. “We acknowledge how combining ARK Survival Ascended with ARK 2 and requiring additional DLC upgrades wasn’t optimum, particularly because you wouldn’t have the ability to decide ARK 2 as no gameplay or content material can be obtainable but,” defined Wildcard in its put up, an odd factor to say contemplating this new model additionally pressure you to pay much more than you probably did earlier than, for content material you additionally do not know can be good or not but.
The primary level of rivalry for followers is that they are being pressured into shopping for a wholly new model of the sport, with servers of the unique being shut down which means that there is no different possibility in the event that they wish to maintain taking part in (apart from personal servers, which is not very best for everybody). Wildcard defined within the put up that “it will not be viable” to only make all these graphical adjustments within the authentic recreation, however did not clarify why gamers have to purchase the sport once more simply to proceed taking part in it.
Servers for Survival Developed are set to shut August 31, with Survival Ascended set to launch the identical month. All in all, a bit gross, so we’ll simply see if gamers willingly migrate!