Here’s all we know about the Ark 2 release date, as well as all of the gameplay footage and even some details regarding Vin Diesel’s involvement.
I hear you’re interested in the Ark 2 release date. We’ve been eager to hear more about Ark 2, the next dinosaur survival game, ever since it was announced at The Game Awards 2020. From what we’ve seen in the two cinematic trailers and heard from Studio Wildcard, it’s clear that Ark 2 will have its own story, improved gameplay mechanics, and (of course!) a T-Rex.
Ark 1 established itself as one of the best survival games, but it remains to be seen if Ark 2 will join its predecessor on our list of the best PC games. This is all we know about the upcoming Ark sequel, including its release date, platform, combat style (which is reminiscent of Souls), and mod support.
Predictions for the release of Ark 2
There is no set date for Ark 2’s release at this moment. The release date of the Ark sequel has been moved back from 2022 to 2023. The cinematic clip seen during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 verified the aforementioned release window.
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Any discussion about an exact Ark 2 release date at this time is purely speculative. The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase teaser may have teased some gameplay, but at this point, it’s hard to tell if the release date is any earlier than late 2023. Pre-release access was available for the original Ark game, and it’s probable that the same will be true for Ark 2.
Ark 2 trailers
Ark 2 gameplay
While we have yet to see any actual gameplay video from Ark 2, developer Studio Wildcard has already let some of the game’s fundamentals slip. First of all, the sequel features a third-person perspective and a revamped control scheme. Movement and combat are akin to parkour and the Souls games. There appears to be going to be a lot of weaving and blocking going on.
The Ark 2 developers have also promised a Global Event system, which would cause random events to occur all around the planet, not just near your character. In addition, a new Creature Management system, item creation based on components, and an enhanced build system with many more customization choices than the original Ark will be introduced.
Players can anticipate a multiplayer mode and player-versus-player fights in Ark 2. While there have been some rumors about a solo campaign mode, we haven’t seen any official news on that front. PvE combat still plays a significant role in Ark 2, and not just against dinosaurs; the hostile Aratai aliens will also be using tamed dinosaurs of their own.
Ark 2 platforms and mod support
Ark 2 story
Apart from the fact that it follows the events of the last DLC for Ark: Survival Evolved, Genesis: Part 2, the trailers for Ark 2 don’t give anything away about the game’s plot.
To sum everything up (spoilers ahead! ), the DLC concluded with the destruction of the Genesis Ship, sending a Santiago clone hurtling toward a new planet. We are making the reasonable assumption that this is the world of Arat.