Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard has announced a free update for their sci-fi dinosaur survival title.
The “Mega TEK Tier” update is available for download now and brings an array of new content including, but not limited to, the Tek Helmet with three types of vision and oxygen tank, Tek Boots, Tek Pants, Tek Rifle and dino-mounted-laser-cannons (sometimes I love video games). Along with this, Studio Wildcard are adding four new creatures: the overgrown weasel like Purlovia Maxima, the Skark-like Basilosaurus Solatiumfecit, a T-Rex but with longer arms Baryonyx Aquafulgur, and a mountain goat called Ovis Aries.
Players are also welcome to take part in the recent Valentine’s Day event for Ark: Survival Evolved, which allows for increased mating speed and the chance to find a box of chocolates that unlocks new hairstyles. Along with this news Studio Wildcard released a trailer to hype their update.
Ark: Survival Evolved is still in playable development, but since it’s Dec. 6, 2016 launch, it has sold over a million copies on the PlayStation 4 alone, making it the number one selling game on the PlayStation Network for December 2016 and Janurary 2017.
“We want to say a big THANK YOU to all the fans who have supported us as we march toward completion of this epic game,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, co-founder, lead designer, lead programmer, development director, co-creative director at Studio Wildcard in a press release. “The community is the key part of what makes Ark an exciting, dynamic experience and keeps survivors coming back for more!”
Much criticism has targeted towards Studio Wildcard for their handling of Ark: Survival Evolved, as the game has yet to be complete, but somehow constant updates have dropped. The studio recently settled a lawsuit that threatened the production of the work-in-progress title. Still, the title remains insanely popular, and that’s probably because laser-dinosaurs are the coolest idea in video games.