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ARK: Survival Evolved does the dinosaur on Xbox One next week

Open the door and then get on the floor!

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While we knew ARK: Survival Evolved would eventually be making its way to consoles as early as June 2016, Studio Wildcard has confirmed the game will be available on Xbox Game Preview on December 16.

Studio Wildcard founder Jesse Rapczak confirmed with IGN the Xbox One version of ARK: Survival Evolved will be as up to date as the PC version when it launches next week. The title will be updated frequently and will be upgraded to the full version for free once it officially launches.

Rapczak makes a note that the $34.99 asking price of the Xbox Game Preview version will be cheaper than the asking price at launch. If that wasn’t enough of an incentive to pick the game up prior to its official launch, Xbox Game Preview participants will receive exclusive in-game items, which includes a skin for your pet T-Rex to make him look mechanized.

Unfortunately, there’s no word on when ARK: Survival Evolved will get an early access launch on PlayStation 4.

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    December 10, 2015 6:56 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, ARK: Survival Evolved does the dinosaur on Xbox One next week

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      December 10, 2015 7:28 AM

      Maybe it will run halfway decent on console? Still runs like absolute ass on PC at full resolution and higher graphics settings.

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        December 10, 2015 9:04 AM

        I know what you mean. Instead of focusing on throwing all the content into the game, how about you optimize it just a tad?

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          December 10, 2015 9:18 AM

          If you followed the game you'd see that they have been optimizing a ton as they go. But generally it's normal to get all of the content you want in before doing a serious pass at the optimizing.

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            December 10, 2015 9:20 AM

            Could have fooled me, it still runs like butt unless I throw the downscale slider to about 75%.

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              December 10, 2015 9:40 AM

              Oh it's a hog for sure, and seems to be extremely GPU-bound right now. Some of the specific graphics settings also perform terribly no matter what your specs are.

              But they have been making improvements steadily and it's better than it was months ago! The big improvements are still in the future though.

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                December 10, 2015 9:55 AM

                I need to give it a run again. Even my Titan X was struggling to hit above 20 fps at 75% scaling with settings below max (especially Sky). I totally get the "content first, optimization later" thing. It's just kinda weird how they're pushing the console version out before ironing out some of the performance issues on PC.

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            December 10, 2015 9:30 AM

            Not that I'm super into buying games before they're finished, but Codemasters did a great job with Dirt Rally keeping the game playable and looking good.

            Ark has some good lighting, but the art is kinda ugh.

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        December 10, 2015 9:27 AM

        It was still pretty unplayable on my aging 580s. I don't think the game had SLI support though. I ended up going the refund route.