On Wednesday, the Xbox’s Partner Preview event offered fans the first glimpse of Ark: Survival Ascended gameplay, and the initial reactions are positive. The game is a complete remake of the original Ark: Survival Evolved, released in 2015, and this new iteration is being developed on the advanced Unreal Engine 5, as opposed to the Unreal Engine 4 used for the first game.
Ark: Survival Ascended promises a considerable step up in visuals and performance. Unreal Engine 5 offers a more advanced toolkit for developers, which is evident in the images that appeared online before the gameplay reveal. These visuals make it clear that the game has improved significantly, especially when compared with its predecessor. The community has already started talking about these changes, thanks partly to comparisons shared by Ark Ascended News.
The community response so far has been quite favorable. Many fans are excited about the upgraded engine and its potential impact on gameplay, ranging from more intricate environmental details to enhanced combat mechanics. The discussion online has been lively, and it’s clear that the game has a strong following that is keen to see how it evolves.
If you’re interested in more than just pictures, a gameplay video is available, and the trailer is embedded at the top. The video, published on YouTube and linked through Xbox Wire, showcases various aspects of the game, including new features and mechanics that promise to take the survival gameplay to the next level. Studio Wildcard, the developers, also took the opportunity to give players an inside look at the game, further raising interest.