After some fan backlash over how the Ark: Survival Advanced remaster is being dealt with, Studio Wildcard has responded by… making it dearer.
Final week, Studio Wildcard made a few massive bulletins associated to the Ark sequence. The primary one, that Ark 2 has been delayed into 2024, is totally unsurprising, as we’ve got seen actually nothing of the sport thus far. The second was a bit of extra shocking although, because the studio introduced that Ark: Survival Advanced is getting a giant remaster known as Ark: Survival Ascended, in addition to the truth that Survival Advanced’s servers are getting shut down, which means gamers must purchase the remaster. Followers did not like this a lot, so clearly Studio Wildcard’s answer was to make it dearer.
To additional clarify, within the announcement Wildcard revealed that if you wish to play the sport on Xbox or PC, you had to purchase a bundle which additionally comprises the upcoming second sport for $49.99 (on PS5 you may purchase simply Survival Ascended for $39.99). On prime of that gamers must purchase upcoming growth packs. Now, in a new post from Wildcard, apparently none of that is the case.
Survival Ascended will now price $59.99, won’t embody Ark 2, and can embody all the upcoming expansions. “We acknowledge how combining ARK Survival Ascended with ARK 2 and requiring additional DLC upgrades wasn’t optimum, particularly because you wouldn’t be capable to choose ARK 2 as no gameplay or content material could be out there but,” defined Wildcard in its submit, an odd factor to say contemplating this new model additionally drive you to pay much more than you probably did earlier than, for content material you additionally do not know can be good or not but.
The principle level of competition for followers is that they are being compelled into shopping for a wholly new model of the sport, with servers of the unique being shut down which means that there is not any different possibility in the event that they need to preserve enjoying (other than personal servers, which is not excellent for everybody). Wildcard defined within the submit that “it might not be viable” to simply make all these graphical modifications within the authentic sport, however did not clarify why gamers have to purchase the sport once more simply to proceed enjoying it.
Servers for Survival Advanced are set to shut August 31, with Survival Ascended set to launch the identical month. All in all, a bit gross, so we’ll simply see if gamers willingly migrate!