Studio Wildcard’s ARK: Survival Evolved has sold over 400,000 units since its June 2 release, generating over $10 million in revenue.
ARK: Survival Evolved launched in Steam Early Access last week, which means the game isn’t in its complete form, making this landmark the more impressive. The title has a long way to go from being considered complete as it’s planned to be made available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam in June 2016. But co-founder and co-creative director of Studio Wildcard Jesse Rapczak notes core aspects of the game are already complete and should provide hundreds of hours of gameplay. "It's just down to balancing and feedback from the players,” says Rapczak. “If all goes well we may even add more content once the community gets their hands on the mod tools. More on that later."
Rapczak admits releasing ARK: Survival Evolved close to when Jurassic World was scheduled to hit theaters was no accident, and could very well be the reason why it’s gaining in popularity. "We knew dino fever would be at an all-time high right now for us to take advantage of, and we wanted to be the first truly great dino survival game on the market," he said.
We've been enjoying our time with ARK: Survival Evolved and even have a guide on how to tame a dinosaur in the game. We look forward to seeing how the game evolves from its Early Access days to its official release.