ARK Park Lets You Interact With Dinosaurs on PSVR, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift in 2017

December 15, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

Based on the world of ARK: Survival EvolvedARK Park is coming to PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift in 2017. Snail Games is handling development, while Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard will be creative consultants.

A “vivid new virtual reality experience,” ARK Park lets you explore and encounter more than 100 dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures from the world of ARK: Survival Evolved. If you have Survival Evolved, your collected dinosaurs can be imported into ARK Park’s Petting Zoo, where you can feed and pet them, paint colors using the warpaint system, and assign customizable cosmetics.

Snail Games says:

Players begin their ARK Park adventure at a visitor center surrounded by life-sized holographic dinosaurs where they’ll learn about these creatures that they’ve only read about & seen in books and summer blockbusters. From there, players will have the option to explore multiple interactive attractions on-foot or in vehicles & on Dino-back, including a swamp, forest, desert, snowy mountain range, and more. Each attraction features stunningly rendered and realistic environments of the period inhabited by ARK creatures, which can be found and captured through use of items, weapons, and puzzle-solving.

As you go exploring on Excursions, you can collect Gene Cubes from creatures through the crafting of ARK tools, lures, and weapons. To get all of the Gene Cubes, you’ll need to “use a combination of puzzle-solving logic, action skills, exploration and careful resource management to bag the most prized animals.” Gene Cubes can then be uploaded to the Hub area to give you more information about the creature, and they can also be uploaded to the Petting Zoo.

There’s also a Snap mode in ARK Park where you can photograph creatures for extra points, capture images of your friends in multiplayer Excursions, and use your selfie stick to record your own adventures for bonus points.

[Source: PlayStation Blog, Survive the Ark]