Dinosaurs, so hot right now. Dinosaurs. The incredibly popular dinosaur survival game, ARK: Survival Evolved is now available on Mac and Linux developer Studio Wildcard announced recently.
Studio Wildcard announced today that the open-world survival game ARK: Survival Evolved is available now for Mac and Linux on Steam Early Access, and is among the first large-scale Unreal Engine 4 games released for these new platforms. The Mac and Linux versions share all of the features and content of the PC game and include seamless cross-play no matter which platform survivors choose. ARK players can dive into the dynamic island ecosystem where they craft weapons and tools, build multi-story houses, commune with other tribes, as well as tame, train, and ride dinosaurs from the vicious T-Rex to the monstrous Spinosaurus and soaring Pterodactyls.
Studio Wildcard is also extending the celebration over to potential Windows owners too. ARK: Survival Evolved is being discounted by a little more than $5.00 across all platforms. Hurrah for getting stranded and killed on a dinosaur island on the cheap!
But wait, that’s not all! Studio Wildcard also announced that ARK: Survival Evolved is getting two new dinosaurs, the Plesiosaurus and Ichthysaurus. These two aquatic based dinosaurs can be used to transport goods and travel through water quicker. The Plesiosaurus in particular can even be used as a mobile water base if you’re feeling adventurous. Sweet!
Read the description below if you’re interested in finding out more about these two new dinosaurs. ARK: Survival Evolved can be played right now via Steam Early Access, and is planning a June 2016 release on PlayStation 4 with Project Morpheus support.
Today two new oceanic dinosaurs have also been released on ARK – Plesiosaurus and Ichthysaurus join the 70-plus dinosaurs available at launch. Much like the Brontosaurus on land, Plesiosaurus is an excellent beast used to transport large quantities of goods across water. These powerful creatures are so large that they can be used as mobile water bases. Ambitious tribes can build bunkers right onto the backs of Plesiosaurus instead of building cargo ships. Ichthy is a speedy ocean-mount for rapidly exploring the seas and waterways around the island. It is a comparatively fast, agile swimmer with a friendly curiosity much like a modern-day dolphin.