June 19, 2024

Ark: Survival Ascended – Studio Wildcard’s controversial Unreal Engine 5 spruce-up of its dinosaur-themed survival recreation – will not launch for Xbox Collection X/S on fifteenth November as initially introduced, with the developer now hoping to launch the sport “later this week”.

Ark: Survival Ascended isn’t any stranger to delays, in fact; the full-price improve – which is necessary for gamers wishing to proceed utilizing Wildcard’s official servers – was initially as a result of launch in August however was delayed to October after Wildcard admitted it “discovered it difficult working with Unreal Engine 5.2”.

October did finally see the discharge of Ark: Survival Ascended on PC (albeit with a heap of efficiency issues), however its arrival was accompanied by an extra delay for Xbox Collection X/S and PlayStation 5, with each variations being pushed again to an unspecified level in “November”. Wildcard lastly slapped the Xbox model with a fifteenth November launch date final week (the PS5 version stays TBA), however that is now slipped once more too.

Ark: Survival Ascended trailer.

“Xbox and Home windows Survivors,” the developer wrote in an announcement shared on social media, “the sport remains to be going via the certification course of and won’t be releasing on Tuesday.” Wildcard added that it is anticipating the Xbox Collection X/S model to launch “later this week”, however says it will share a “extra exact time when we’ve got it.”

Ark: Survival Ascended gamers are additionally nonetheless awaiting launch date information for the sport’s upgraded Scorched Earth desert map. It was initially as a result of launch concurrently with the bottom recreation, however Wildcard pushed its launch into December as a part of its August delay. Remastered variations of Ark’s Ragnarok and Aberration maps are actually coming in “Q1 2024”.