Ark: Survival Evolved was set to release on August 8, a time where many fans of the game were anticipating so they could hunt out dinosaurs.
Today, in a statement released by developer Wildcard, the team announced the delay, citing, “it sucks,” and they plan to rectify the setback by releasing free DLC.
Let’s address the mammoth in the room. Official Release. As of today, ARK has completed its Gold Master and certification for retail release. This process took a little longer than expected and as a result, our release date has been pushed back to August the 29th. We’re deeply apologetic for those who were negatively affected by the delay; it sucks, it wasn’t what we had wanted, nor planned but where we currently stand. We wanted to address this sooner but did not want to make any statements until we were completely sure of what was going to happen.
Between now and the new launch date, Wildcard is hard at work tightening up many of the game’s systems, and ensuring the PC version optimized, as well as bug fixes and more.
While the setback is only a few weeks, the extra time sounds like it’s needed to work out the kinks to ensure an even better experience on August 29.