Everyone here at Studio Wildcard is thrilled to finally be sharing our third titanic expansion pack Ark: Extinction with our dedicated Xbox One players today. This has been a long time coming!
Players will return to where our story began and now concludes, on Earth. However, our home is not the place we once knew it to be. The planet has been ravaged by Element, corrupting the fauna and flora alike. Now host to peculiar creatures both organic and technological, as well as gigantic roaming Titans, our harrowing survivors must find a way to defeat these beasts and save Earth’s future from total annihilation.
With every expansion pack we’ve set out to bring our players an entirely new experience that feels different to the one prior, but still captures the original game’s essence. We have stayed along the path of sci-fi fantasy but we’ve also focused more heavily on the technological advancements that have transpired on the planet during our time away from home.
At the heart of Extinction you’ll find a towering but decaying metropolis still protected by a force of robotic guards known as Scouts and Enforcers. Outside of the city there are three Proto-Arks, the earliest iterations of the Ark project. Two of them were successful, the desert and the tundra, while the third, the forest, fell into a crater under the surface of the Earth and became a dark but flourishing home to many species of plants and critters. Between these regions lies the unprotected terrain of wastelands and sulfur fields, a perilous region where creatures corrupted by Element plague and destroy anything in their path.
To aid players on their dangerous adventures they will be able to recruit many new and perhaps bizarre creatures. One such creature is the Managarmr, capable of leaping great distances through the air. Another is the Velonasaur, serving as a living turret; it can forcefully eject toxic spines from its face to protect itself and its master from threats. Even the massive Titans themselves are tameable if you can manage to take them down.
We remain extremely grateful for the passion and dedication of fans everywhere. The studio has grown considerably since launching Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox One nearly a year-and-a-half ago. We truly cannot wait to see the feedback from survivors as they explore Extinction. We look forward to seeing how these new items and creatures will impact the game and community. Build giant pistol and sword-wielding mechanical armor suits, cryo your creatures and carry massive dinosaurs around in your pocket, build tek-enhanced bridges across impossible gaps, the world is yours to discover — and that’s what we believe is Ark’s greatest aspect. We create the tools and the environment; you create the adventures.
One of Ark’s core values has always been survival. How far will humanity go to ensure not only its survival but its domination? We invite you to dive into the final chapter and complete your conquest. Gain sought-after answers to advance the storyline and finally determine the true purpose of the Ark network. Welcome home, survivors!
Ark: Extinction is now available digitally on the Microsoft Store as an Xbox Play Anywhere title – buy once and play on both Xbox One and Windows 10. Ark: Extinction requires a copy of Ark: Survival Evolved to play.