ARK: Survival Evolved
‘ARK: Survival Evolved’ ‘Scorched Earth’ expansion DLC. Facebook/ARK: Survival Evolved

“ARK: Survival Evolved” fans are quite unhappy with developer Studio Wildcard's description of the recently released “Scorched Earth” expansion. The DLC, a new desert-themed ARK, is full of new gameplay mechanics, biomes, creatures and challenges.

The developer recently responded to criticisms by fans who were unhappy with the developer’s decision to provide finished content for an unfinished game. Studio Wildcard posted a statement explaining why they decided to go ahead with the “ARK: Survival Evolved” “Scorched Earth” expansion DLC.

“We are absolutely committed to driving aggressive development towards a solid, feature-robust game launch for ‘ARK: Survival Evolved.’ Everyone at Wildcard wakes up every day thinking about how we can make ARK into a better game today than it was the day before,” the statement read.

It also stated that the intent of the developers is “ever-forward” progress towards a retail release, which they believe will be way more ambitious in features and scope than the original vision. The developers then thanked “ARK: Survival Evolved” fans for their feedback.

The statement further explained that the studio’s original vision for the game was to always include the production of Expansion ARKs. This included improvement of technical systems and infrastructure for transferring data easily between the live ARKs. “ARK: Survival Evolved” “Scorched Earth” expansion DLC developers wanted to improve these systems so that fans would be fully satisfied after retail launch.

This meant that the studio would be releasing their first Expansion early to make it easier to integrate further for post-launch Expansions into their ARK network. “ARK: Survival Evolved” is expected to launch fully this December though it’s not known if the studio would include the delayed PS4 version, writes

The “ARK: Survival Evolved” “Scorched Earth” expansion DLC launched last week with a price tag of $20. The recently updated Xbox One version has a graphical improvement boosting teh native resolution to 720p. The UI rose to 1080p. The update also adds the player-made Primitive+ mode, two creatures and brings fishing to the game, writes Game Spot.