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Ark Survival Ascended – Release date, trailer, gameplay, & more

The next generation.

After a lot of initial hype, things went a little quiet on the dinosaur survival reboot Ark Survival Ascended. But that has all changed with the official announcement of the release date and an Xbox gameplay trailer.

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Ark Survival Ascended brings the original game, Ark Survival Evolved, up to date in terms of graphics thanks to Unreal Engine 5. But it also introduces cross-platform play and modding, UI changes, and more.  

What is the Ark Survival Ascended release date and platforms?

Ark Survival Ascended will be coming to PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5. According to the @ARKAscendedNews X feed, the game will be available on October 25, 2023 on PC and on Xbox Series X/S on November 14, 2023. The exact scheduled date for PlayStation is unknown, but penciled in for late November on PS5.

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Ark Survival Ascended gameplay and trailer

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Fans of the original Ark Survival Evolved can look forward to a similar but enhanced gameplay experience, with graphical and UI updates and all the extra content of the original game that has been added over the years.

For the uninitiated, Ark Survival is a solo or multiplayer dinosaur survival experience. Keep yourself fed and hydrated, and avoid being eaten as you progress up tech trees and craft ever more impressive gear and defenses. You’ll start with spears and a wooden hut but can progress right up to electricity, SCUBA gear, rocket launchers, and saddle up a T-Rex. 

Check out the official Ark Survival Ascended launch trailer below.

Ark Survival Ascended links

You’ll find all the latest information you need at the official Ark Survival Ascended website. You can also follow @survivetheark on X and join up on the Ark: Survival Evolved Facebook Group for more info!  

For more on the Ark games here at Pro Game Guides, check out Ark: Survival Evolved Console Commands and Best Mods for Ark: Survival Evolved.

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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