Since debuting in Early Access back in 2015, Studio Wildcard’s ARK: Survival Evolved has gradually become one of the most popular survival experiences available in the market, with the title’s price now increased in preparation for its final release next month.
Developer Studio Wildcard announced that the price for ARK: Survival Evolved has now been raised to $59.99 (up from its previous price of $29.99) to accommodate for the game leaving Early Access on August 8th, 2017 and “to ensure retail parity” with the versions of the game that will also be coming to consoles next month.
After having been in an Early Access state since June 2015, ARK: Survival Evolved‘s final release is just a few weeks away, though those that have yet to jump into the full game will now have to pay the full price for the game prior to its full release. However, those that purchased the game during Early Access prior to the price bump won’t have to pay anything extra, and will get the full release of the game free of charge when it arrives.
ARK: Survival Evolved is currently available through Early Access on PC, Mac, and Linux, and will see its full release for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux on August 8th, 2017.
ARK: Survival Evolved has increased its price on Steam to ensure retail parity for the upcoming launch. https://t.co/hx1Fad9F5C pic.twitter.com/joAoZNxI41
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