The release of the Dino-MMOs ARK: Survival Evolved and thus the end of the early access phase was postponed. The game will not appear as scheduled on August 8, but only three weeks later on August 29, 2017.
Retail version takes longer
The shift is justified with a longer than expected duration for obtaining the Golden Master status and certification for the retail trade. Affected by the delay is also the extension Ragnarok. The developers promise that the resulting from a community mod created free DLC even more than expected. The map is now about a quarter larger and thus almost the size of the island map of the main game. New biomes, a Wyvern canyon, an epic boss as well as new engrams (crafting recipes) and a surprise are also promised.
Patches for PC performance and against cheaters
In the coming weeks, Studio Wildcard wants to put his hands on a lot of criticism of the community with patches. First, the focus is on an improvement in the performance of the PC version – whether the already promised DirectX 12 patch is underneath, remains to be seen.
Furthermore, the often unbearably heavy boss fights in the multiplayer mode should be defused. Besides a problem, which hinders the further development of the Dino-Nachwuchs, problems with hackers and Cheaters are to be addressed. For mid-August, a major update is planned to mitigate DDoS attacks and also the duplication of objects due to an exploit is to be repaired.