ARK: Survival Evolved & Survival of the Fittest will be coming to all platforms
Seems like someone ran a Beast Within event ;). We just wanted to assure you guys that both versions of ARK will be released on all platforms. Yeah, that means ARK: Survival Evolved will release on PS4 and ARK: Survival of the Fittest will be released on Xbox One! In the mean while, we'll be able to bring a piece of the ARK Universe to every platform so no matter the type of gamer you are, you'll be able to experience and play in the ARK world.
We strategically made the decision to initially release the two games on different platforms because we believe it is the most effective and efficient development process for our Studio. We have a ton of people working on both games across platforms - this can lead to a number of issues, people stepping on each others toes and a lot of wires getting mixed up. You guys even know how sometimes we mix up Xbox and PC. Going forward, we'll be able to effectively develop across all 3 platforms, respond to player feedback and further optimize the game. This is better for all ARK players in the long run!
Throughout the weekend there will be interviews and possibly posts from other SW developers explaining this more from a technical aspect, so keep your eyes out for them if you're more interested in reading about that. Though, that's pretty much the gist of it.
So don't worry, you guys will all be getting a chance to play the ARK you want to play and that's not all, we've got a lot more to announce this year. Wildcard is still going full-steam ahead and we're going to be pushing optimization, content, patches, events, and a whole lot of Dinosaur fun along the way! Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm about our games, and definitely tune into our PAX stream this weekend to hear some more exciting ARK news. :)