Empowering the Modding Community
Since its initial release in June 2015, the ARK Development Kit has been a cornerstone for the game’s modding community, fostering a vibrant ecosystem of creativity and innovation. Today marks a significant milestone for ARK modders and players alike, as Studio Wildcard rolls out an extensive update to the Development Kit. This game-changing update introduces a Custom Cosmetic System and a Simple Game Framework, alongside enhanced server transfer capabilities, bridging PC and console platforms seamlessly.
Unleashing Creativity with Custom Cosmetics
The new Custom Cosmetic System is a game-changer, allowing Survivors to personalize their experience like never before. Players can now dynamically apply player-generated costumes to characters and dinosaurs, alongside skins for armors, weapons, and even game structures. This addition not only injects visual diversity into the game but also introduces functional enhancements across the board. And with examples like the Steamboat Willie Cosmetics and the Gun Rack ready to download, the possibilities for customization are endless.
Cross-Server Exploration Expanded
A highly anticipated feature, official server transfers, is finally here, enabling Survivors to move items, creatures, and characters across maps without restrictions. Initially available for Official Servers, this functionality is set to expand, promising even greater freedom and fluidity for the ARK community.
Revolutionizing Game Design with Simple Game Framework
Studio Wildcard’s Simple Game Framework is a testament to the limitless potential of ARK modding. This robust framework offers modders the tools to craft entirely new games, from custom maps and modes to unique experiences within or beyond the ARK universe. The platformer game-demo “Super Steamboat Willie” showcases the innovative capabilities of this framework, inviting players on an action-packed adventure that underscores the creative flexibility at their fingertips.
Bridging Platforms with Cross-Play Mods
ARK: Survival Ascended (ASA) marks a pivotal moment for the game, as mods created on PC are now playable on consoles. With over 1400 mods available for cross-platform play and a dedicated Mod-browser integrated within the game, the boundaries between PC and console players have been effectively dismantled. This expansion not only enriches the ARK experience but also celebrates the community’s ingenuity and spirit of collaboration.
A New Era for ARK: Survival Ascended
With its release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and Steam, ARK: Survival Ascended heralds a new era for the franchise. Priced at $44.99, this definitive survival experience is enhanced by Unreal Engine 5 graphics, PC/console cross-play, and official mods for console. From taming dinosaurs to exploring the mysteries of The Island, ARK continues to offer an unparalleled adventure in survival and creativity.
In this major update, Studio Wildcard reaffirms its commitment to the modding community and players worldwide, promising an ever-evolving world of possibilities in ARK: Survival Evolved. The journey has just begun, and the future looks brighter than ever for Survivors everywhere.