Studio Wildcard Announces Official Mod Program for ARK: Survival Evolved

    Virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure title ARK: Survival Evolved has been in Early Access for a while now seeing a sizeable community growing around it. And developer Studio Wildcard is encouraging that support by adding an official modding program that will see the best community mods and maps considered to become official content and added to the main game on Xbox One and PC.

    The first is a new map called The Center from community member Ben Burkart. Arriving next month the map will double the size of the current videogame adding new biomes, dungeons, floating islands, end-of-the-world waterfalls, ancient ruins, along with other secrets to find.

    While the second to be chosen is Primitive Plus. This mod challenges players to use only wood and stone to create weapons rather than using advanced metals. This will be launched in the summer but Steam Players can already access it, it’ll be a first for Xbox One owners.

    “ARK’s success has increased our content goals and Early Access players have helped us raise our ambitions with their invaluable feedback,” said Jesse Rapczak, co-founder, co-creative director, Studio Wildcard. “When we first announced, we said 70 dinos, now we’ll have over 100. We never anticipated adding modding, local multiplayer, split screen, or numerous other upcoming features. The game at launch will be far more robust than originally conceived, but it takes a little extra time to wrap it all up.”

    The studio has also revealed its sold nearly four million copies on PC, with a further one million on Xbox One prior to the full release in holiday 2016.

    VRFocus will continue its coverage of ARK: Survival Evolved, reporting back any further announcements.

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