Ark: Survival Evolved Hits PS4 on December 6 for $54.99

November 30, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Ark: Survival Evolved is releasing on December 6 in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Studio Wildcard and Abstraction Games announced today.

In North America, the Ark: Survivor’s Pack for PS4 costs $54.99 USD and includes the base game, the Scorched Earth expansion, and exclusive PS4 content in the form of a Bionic Giganotosaurus skin and an entire Manticore armor set for all male and female characters. Because the final product doesn’t release until spring 2017, you can’t purchase Ark: Survival Evolved on its own in North America until then. If you buy the Survivor’s Pack though, you can expect a “constant stream of major updates packed with new dinosaurs, weapons, armor, mechanics, and lifestyle improvements” leading up to spring 2017.

In Europe, the Ark: Survivor’s Pack is priced at €49.99. You also have the option of buying Ark: Survival Evolved as a standalone game for €34.99, with the Scorched Earth expansion €19.99 on its own.

When Ark: Survival Evolved releases for PS4 next month, it will be an up-to-date version of the game. Future updates will arrive “in approximate tempo” with PC and Xbox One.

Here’s the description for Ark: Survival Evolved:

In Ark: Survival Evolved, survivors wake up stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on a mysterious island where they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive in every biome. Survivors will tame, train, and ride more than 100 stunning dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! In every available biome – Jungle, Snow, Swamp, Redwood, and Desert – you’ll be able to fly an armed Pteranodon squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through a thick jungle with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base with a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex.

Key Features

  • Tame, Train, Ride, and Breed Dinosaurs: Command the most amazing creatures from throughout Earth’s biological history, with more than 100 dinosaurs and creatures planned for full launch. Use cunning strategy and tactics to tame and ride the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground.
  • Craft and Build: Using any means necessary to survive, players will craft weapons, clothes, and items, and build shelters. Plant, harvest, build, level-up, and customize everything visually and functionally, including procedurally-generated RPG statistics for creatures, characters, resources, clothing, gear, and weapons both primitive and modern.
  • Discover: Explore a massive living ecosystem and find the means to survive, thrive, and possibly escape the ARK Island.
  • Team up to Survive: Start a tribe with dozens of other players in a large-scale multiplayer online first person environment to survive and dominate competing tribes…and to ultimately discover ARK’s true purpose.
  • Join a Tribe: The ‘Tribe’ system encourages cooperation, by supporting dynamic parties to share resources, XP, and re-spawn points. Other players are organizing rebel tribes to accumulate resources, experience, re-spawn points, and to construct sprawling villages and cities, with technology spanning the primitive stone-age to the modern electric-powered era and beyond. And they will fight to destroy anything they see as a threat.
  • A Larger Universe: Travel between Online ARKs to meet new players, face new threats, and discover new civilizations!

In Scorched Earth, you wake up in a desert and must immediately seek water, hunt for food, harvest new flora, craft new items, and build shelter from the extreme heat. You’ll also be able to kill, tame, breed, and ride the new creatures, including dragons.

Will you be getting Ark next week on PS4?

[Source: Survive the Ark]