Prehistoric survival romp Ark: Survival Evolved has become a massive hit on Xbox One.
Studio Wildcard co-founder and co-creative director Jesse Rapczak revealed that the game has a bigger player count on Microsoft’s console than it does PC.
Rapczak reckons this is most likely because while the survival genre is incredibly crowded on PC, there are few such options on console.
Also revealed is that the game was downloaded over 1m times during its first week of availability on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview Program following its release on December 16th.
Kudos also to Microsoft, Xbox and the ID@XBOX teams, who have gone above and beyond the past few months to help us meet our timeline for launch this holiday season,” Rapczak added on Xbox Wire. We’re finally taming and riding dinosaurs from the comfort of our living rooms due in no small part to their efforts and support.
There are still at least seven months remaining until ARK’s final release on all platforms. During that time you can expect community feedback to be integrated into the Xbox One version of the game with regular updates about every two weeks.
This will eventually include highly-demanded features like split screen support, gamepad customization, UI improvements, tweaks to current game modes, balancing improvements and all the new content that is going into the PC version. That’s awesome considering there is already three times as much content in the game today compared to the PC launch seven months ago.”