“This isn’t Ark 2.”
That mystery message, decoded by some smart fans, was implanted in an Ark: Survival Evolved secret page, and it’s presently been affirmed. There’s no Ark: Survival Evolved spin-off coming (yet, at any rate), however Studio Wildcard has declared two new development packs all in all called Ark: Genesis. The principal Genesis pack will arrive this December, and the other is made arrangements for the second 50% of one year from now. You can watch the declaration trailer further down the page.
Notwithstanding another guide, another story, and some cool new animals—including a giant ocean turtle you can construct a damn stronghold on—Ark: Genesis is including something that is not a something. It’s a somebody.
“For Genesis, we’re really acquainting our first talking character with Ark who’s with you all through the game, as HLN-A,” said Jesse Rapczak, specialized craftsmanship chief and co-inventive executive of Studio Wildcard, when we talked not long ago.
HLN (an abbreviation for Human Learning Neural Aid) is a completely voiced drifting AI partner who chases after you, talks, gives you missions and objectives, and carries the account of Ark to the bleeding edge as opposed to hiding it in dispersed pilgrim notes as it has previously. Truth be told, HLN-A will be a reference to Helena, the scientist who wrote those pilgrim notes and made this AI partner.
“So rather than simply being a sandbox survival experience,” Rapczak stated, “Beginning takes that sandbox legacy that originates from the remainder of Ark, yet wraps it up with some heading on things that you would need to do to traverse the story focuses, and handle the last manager, and reveal the following parts of the story we’re telling.”
While you’ll have to hold up until December to encounter the initial segment of Genesis, the season pass is accessible for pre-request now and the individuals who buy it will quickly gain admittance to the primary rendition of HLN-An in Ark.
As per Rapczak, HLN-A will take a shot at any present Ark map, chase after the player, talk and respond a bit to player activities, fill in as a floating electric lamp in dull regions, and play out a couple of different capacities.
And, again, there will be mammoth ocean turtles and you can fabricate bases on their shells. You can even collect the assets that develop on its back and utilize its oxygen supply when it submerges.
In case you’re asking why Ark is getting one more development rather than a continuation, Rapczak revealed to me it’s because of the overwhelming reaction to the past extensions, which has kept Ark in the best 10 most-messed around on Steam for as long as two years. “The game has had an any longer life and excitement from the network than truly we could have forseen,” he let me know.
You can adapt more at Ark’s legitimate site or watch the VOD of the declaration livestream. The declaration trailer is beneath.