Studio Wildcard’s Ark 2 reveal during the Microsoft and Bethesda showcase has fans wondering if the PC and Xbox Series X|S game will be coming to PS5 and PS4. After the simultaneous release of Ark: Survival Evolved on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, fans of the franchise might be expecting a similar launch for the sequel. Sadly, for PlayStation players, that isn’t the case. Here is the need-to-know info on when to expect an Ark 2 PS5 release date and discussion surrounding a PS4 launch.
Is there an Ark 2 PS5 release date?
Ark 2 has the potential to come to PS5, following the Xbox Series X|S’ timed console exclusivity period.
With that said, there has been no official mention of a PlayStation 5 version being in the works. Fans are likely to hear more following the exclusivity period, which traditionally lasts a year (though this could be shorter or longer for this game).
Is there an Ark 2 PS4 release date?
As for a PS4 version, the lack of an Xbox One release makes it unlikely that we will see a last-gen edition of the game for either PlayStation or Xbox consoles.
With how demanding the original Ark: Survival Evolved was with its large open world and massively populated servers, the ambition of the sequel might be why it doesn’t appear to be targetting last-gen hardware. Even on a good day, Ark: SE suffers stutters and lag on both PS4 and Xbox One. By focusing on the more powerful hardware, Ark 2 will hopefully offer both smoother performance and high-quality visuals.
Confusing matters, retailers like GAME UK have placeholder pages live and ready for last-gen versions of the game. Despite this, again, there has been zero word of a PS4 or Xbox One release.
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