Ark: Survival Evolved is getting an update for Xbox Series X, and the difference is huge. The game, which has always been at its best on PC, is doing some serious catching up on the next-gen Xbox.
In a new trailer, Ark is showing off Xbox update v802.9, which will release on October 28. If you play the game on Series X following the console’s November 10 launch, you’ll be able to experience the game in 4K, with vastly improved details, a higher framerate, and numerous other improvements.
Check out the trailer for the dinosaur-survival game on Xbox Series X below–it’s a major improvement.
Ark is available on Xbox Game Pass, so if you’re a subscriber, it could be worth a download on your new system. This trailer is specific to the Xbox Series X version, so it’s unclear if the game will receive the same treatment on PlayStation 5.
4K resolution is just one of many changes coming. Here’s the full list of enhancements coming in the update:
4K Output at 30-60 FPSExtreme Draw/LOD Distance (Higher than PC)Extreme Level Streaming Distance (Higher than PC)Epic Sky & Atmospherics QualityEpic Subsurface Scattering QualityInfinite-Range High Precision Screen Space Ambient OcclusionMax Texture Resolution16x Anisotropic FilteringInfinite-Range Distance Field ShadowsTerrain Self-ShadowingEpic Dynamic Shadow QualityEpic Ground Clutter DistanceHigh-Precision HDR OutputEpic Postprocessing QualityTetherless Non-Dedicated HostingTetherless Splitscreen100-player Dedicated Server HostingSplitscreen Multiplayer uses Epic Graphics Settings7x Faster Loading
Ark: Survival Evolved is available on the least-powerful console on the market, too–it came to Switch in 2018, but it was an infamously rough port of the challenging game. A mobile version is also available.
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