The makers of ARK: Survival Evolved, Studio Wildcard, along with mobile developers War Drum Studios have announced a release date for the mobile version of ARK: Survival Evolved. It’s coming June 14 to iOS and Android.
ARK: Survival Evolved mobile will feature the same multiplayer survival, crafting, dinosaur experience as the PC and console game, with over 80 prehistoric creatures to to dodge, fight, and tame. Up to 60 players can hunt, ally, and kill each other on a single server, or you can play single player. Players can also form Tribes to share resources, XP and spawn points.
The mobile version will be free-to-play with an optional subscription service, called Primal Pass. Primal Pass will eliminate ads while reserving server slots and bestowing free gifts. Ancient Amber can also be collected as a new material to purchase optional upgrades and features, including timed buffs, unique buildings, and resurrecting favorite dinosaurs.
ARK: Survival Evolved originally launched on Steam Early Access in 2015. It took full advantage of the then new Jurassic World film to become an incredibly popular online survival game, despite some heavy bugs and network issues. ARK finally left Early Access and officially launched in Fall 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Several major expansions have been released. A VR spin-off game launched earlier this year. ARK is due to launch on Nintendo Switch later this year.
ARK: Survival Evolved mobile will release June 14 on iOS and Android. It’s free to play with optional paid subscription, and rated T for Teen.