ARK: Survival Evolved Update Today on PS4 Increases Frame-Rate & Performance

December 19, 2016Written by Jason Dunning


Update: The update is now live, requiring a 2.8GB download.

Original Story: Scheduled to release at around 11am PT/2pm ET today, the latest ARK: Survival Evolved update (v502.0) on PlayStation 4 “uses Adaptive V-Sync for large frame-rate gains,” increases the performance, adds Holiday Content, and more.

Here’s the full list of patch notes:

ARK: Survival Evolved Update v502.0

  • Holiday Content
  • Vsync On/Off/Adaptive Options for increased frame-rate
  • Memory savings of over 300MB! Consequent stability improvements.
  • Fixed memory leak with viewing Explorer Notes.
  • Performance increase of approximately 7% due to use of new PhysX libraries
  • Various invite & crash fixes
  • Content up thru PC v252.0

Last week, ARK Park was announced for PlayStation VR by Studio Wildcard and Snail Games. Taking to Twitter, Studio Wildcard Co-Founder Jeremy Stieglitz explained that the PSVR support for Survival Evolved is being worked on separately. “Regarding ARK Park: we’re working on PSVR [for] ARK: Survival Evolved separately,” he said.

As for ARK: Survival of the Fittest, Studio Wildcard put the PC version on hiatus, meaning “that there will be a halt in active development for the game mode whilst we consider our options for the game’s long-term direction.” The console version was previously put on hold, and Studio Wildcard adds, “Please keep in mind that this may not be permanent, and there is active discussion surrounding the game mode’s future, including the possibility of a console port and development continuing, but for now we wanted to inform you that we would not be working on it plus no longer supporting it through competitive tournaments.”

[Source: Survive the Ark, Jeremy Stieglitz (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4), JatSteam]