ARK: Survival Evolved hits consoles
ARK: Survival Evolved is now available on PS4 and Xbox One, and there is also a computer version on Steam
ARK: Survival Evolved has been a phenomenon in the PC gaming community for many years, and has finally made the leap to consoles, both PS4 and Xbox One. Why has it taken so long to jump from platform to platform? By the nature of the game development.
ARK is one of these games that has been put on sale in ‘early access’, that is, players pay, finance the project and play it before it is finished. Thus, the developers gain money to continue investing and players are gradually living how the game grows and includes new features constantly. It is a complex business model with its negative aspects, but this is one more case of success.
What is it about? Basically, you are a man or woman released with nothing, not even clothing, on a desert island where there are all kinds of prehistoric beasts, from dinosaurs to giant mammals. Your goal is to survive as long as you can, collecting resources, training beasts and overcoming the threat of other connected players.
With such an approach, it is not surprising that it has been so successful. Now, the console version is not clear if it will advance at the same pace as the PC and, of course, its performance is not as good as the version of the computer. But for those who do not have a powerful computer and want to get hooked on this phenomenon, it’s the best time to start.