Back when Ark: Survival Evolved was first revealed to the world in 2015, we couldn’t have predicted the grand adventure that lay in wait. Now here we are five years later, and Ark continues to grow into far more than we had ever imagined. It is thanks to the Ark community and their dino-sized appetites for mythical worlds packed with primeval creatures, that the fun never ends.
Looking back on Ark’s journey over the last 5 years, we recall our own first memories playing the early game: waking up stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, with dangers lurking out in the jungle, learning how to build our first thatch home, craft our first basic weapons, surviving that first rough night, and the momentous occasion of taming our first dinosaur. What an experience it was! Fast-forward to the present where we’ve conquered the elements, constructed vast TEK fortresses, bred an army of powerful pedigreed creatures, and staked our claim as Ultimate Survivors across far-out worlds!
Today, that journey continues: in celebration of Ark’s 5th anniversary, we are excited to announce the introduction of a new real-world creature to the game, Tropeognathus!
Of course, we couldn’t celebrate Ark’s anniversary without an in-game event to accompany it! Bring out your party hats, because from June 11 to June 25, the Ark will be celebrating in grand style. Throw a surprise party for your tribe-mates with the new pop-out-surprise birthday cake structure, and cuddle-up with 5 cute new chibi pets!
Now that you know what’s being added today, let’s talk a bit about what’s next. We’ll be continuing our trend of game updates, with fresh content, free DLC, polish, addressing player feedback, and fixing issues to continue to make Ark the best it can be. Later this year, the new, free community-created “Crystal Isles” map will officially be released with a 150 sq km map with a wide variety of awe-inspiring biomes teeming with life, providing fresh opportunities for exploration, memorable challenges, and breathtaking discoveries.
And on a final note, we’d like to thank the community once more, as we truly appreciate all the passion and support you’ve shown the game. While we couldn’t have foreseen quite how the last 5 years would play out, from primitive dwellings to hyperspace whales, our vision for the Ark franchise is as strong as ever. So stick with us on this rollercoaster ride into the future, as we look forward with you to tremendously exciting years ahead for Ark, where the very definition of survival continues to evolve.
ARK: Survival Evolved