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Release of Ark 2 postponed – but that’s not all bad news for dinosaur fans


Now the T-Rex has a real reason to scream.

Dino lovers and fans of well-kept survival need to be very strong now: Ark 2 will not be released this year. As the developer studio Wildcard announced, the sequel to Survival Evolved with Vin Diesel at the end of 2024 at the earliest appear.

But that’s not all bad news: In the same breath, it is announced that the first gameplay for Ark 2 is also a long time coming. Fans no longer need to expect new videos or even screenshots this year.

What you should know about the new Ark 2 shift

Why only 2024? The developers of Wildcard communicated that Ark 2 will be delayed in one go official blog post. The decisive factor for the shift is the switch to Unreal Engine 5, with which you first have to get sufficiently familiar. This is how you want to ensure the quality of the final product while taking into account the well-being of the team.

Is there a specific date? No, Ark 2 still does not have a specific release date with the postponement. The survival game was originally supposed to be released in 2022, then 2023. Now this targeted launch date cannot be met again. Everything we know about Ark 2 so far, we have summarized in a large overview for you.

No gameplay or screenshots for now: New material or even new information will still be a long time coming. According to Wildcard, they do not want to release new gameplay, new videos or screenshots for Ark 2 before 2024. 2023 will probably be primarily about Ark: Survival Ascended – an Unreal Engine 5 upgrade of its predecessor. We summarize more for you in a separate article:

The long wait begins: Until next year, we will have to be satisfied with the well-known announcement trailer from June 2022. If you can’t get enough of Vin Diesel riding a dino topless, you probably won’t have much to complain about.

In the Ark 2 announcement trailer, Vin Diesel hunts dinosaurs

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In the Ark 2 announcement trailer, Vin Diesel hunts dinosaurs

So Ark 2 will be released sometime in late 2024 for PC and Xbox Series X/S. The release is planned from day 1 in Game Pass. The developers of Ark 2 want to play with a parkour system and revised fights in third person, intelligent dinosaurs, more story and full mod support.

What do you think of the Ark 2 release postponement: does the news hit you hard or did you not expect the survival adventure to be released in 2023 anyway? Let us know in the comments!

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