ARK 2 was recently announced by Studio Wildcard and will launch exclusively for PC and Xbox Series X | S in 2022. But what about PlayStation players?
That’s going on: Studio Wildcard announced ARK 2 on December 10th during The Game Awards Show. While the trailer was running, it was not yet known which platforms ARK 2 would run on. Lead Community Manager Cedric then confirmed via Twitter that ARK 2 will be released exclusively for PC and Xbox Series X | S.
Heads up: I'm seeing some confusion on this. ARK 2 will be launching on PC and exclusively on Xbox.
Looking forward to sharing more info in due time. ❤
— Cedric "CeddyBear" (@ComplexMinded) December 11, 2020
Now the official Xbox News site Xbox Wire has published more details in an article. Accordingly, it is an Xbox Series X | S and PC “Launch Exclusive” title.
They go into it further and emphasize that ARK and Microsoft have a long history, like ARK: Survival Evolved Launch Exclusively appeared first on the Xbox in the preview after the EA release. PS4 players were only allowed to enter dinosaur survival a year later.
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What does this mean for PlayStation 5 users?
What we think about it: Since ARK 2 is also a “launch exclusive title”, as with the first part, the Dino Survival will initially only appear on the PC and the Xbox Series X | S. Probably also in an early access version, which will also appear for the PlayStation 5 after its release, or a year later. A PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version is probably excluded.
Microsoft and Studio Wildcard would lose a ton of money if they shut out the PlayStation community entirely. A time exclusivity sounds more sensible here.
But how it will ultimately be, only Studio Wildcard can tell us. We will definitely stay tuned for you and will inform you as soon as we know more.