ARK: Survival Evolved generates $10m in revenue in just a week

ARK: Survival Evolved was released on Steam Early Access last week, and already it has generated $10 million in revenue.

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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.

[Via GamesIndustry.biz]

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    June 10, 2015 7:01 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, ARK: Survival Evolved generates $10m in revenue in just a week

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      June 10, 2015 7:06 AM

      I hope they don't take the money and run, it looks really neat but unfortunately I've heard that the oculus mode still is janky even on a beefy PC

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      June 10, 2015 7:14 AM

      Yeah, but, is it fun?

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        June 10, 2015 7:33 AM

        I'd like to know this too - I saw it pop up in my steam recommendations and I'm intrigued by the videos.

        "survival" game and "early access" make me nervous though - I've picked up some real stinkers :(

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      June 10, 2015 7:37 AM

      My friend loves the game, and from what little I played, it is enjoyable. However, the performance is _awful_. Even people with 980 GTX Ti's are struggling to get 20-30 FPS.

      The devs are very active on reddit and the patches seem to be coming quickly. They said they're working on the performance issues, so hopefully that gets resolved soon.

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        June 10, 2015 7:41 AM

        Well, I guess that's the risk with early access but at least they're active with the community.

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      June 10, 2015 7:50 AM

      I wonder if that's because a lot of streamers moved to this game early on. I watched a lot of streams and it's basically like all the other survival crafting games, but with dinosaurs.

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      June 10, 2015 8:33 AM

      What is there to do in the game? I've seen people build a thatched roof house, tame raptors and kill a T-Rex...is that...pretty much it?