Release, trailer, gameplay – what we know so far

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ARK 2 is the latest survival game from developer studio Wildcard. The release of the successor to ARK: Survival Evolved should be in 2023. MeinMMO shows you the trailer and summarizes everything that is known so far about the release date, the role of actor Vin Diesel and the platforms.

Updated: April 01, 2023: The article originally appeared earlier and has since been supplemented with new information. The most recent update from April 01, 2023 announced a postponement of the release.

The release of ARK 2

When is the release? ARK 2 will be released at the end of 2024. This was announced by developer and publisher Studio Wildcard at the reveal of the ARK roadmap on March 31, 2023 (via

The release originally planned for 2022 was already postponed for the first time at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase on June 12, 2022. The survival title should appear as a result of the first postponement in the first half of 2023, but cannot meet the targeted release period.

Instead of ARK 2, “ARK: Survival Ascended” will be released in August 2023, a next-gen remeaster of ARK: Survival Evolved on Unreal Engine 5.

What do we know about the release? ARK 2 will be available in Early Access on Steam and in Game Preview on Xbox.

What platforms will ARK 2 be released on? What about PS4/PS5?

Is ARK 2 coming to PS4 and PS5? ARK 2 is a console exclusive for Xbox Series X|S and PC. A release for PS4, PS5 or Xbox One has not yet been announced.

The official announcement that ARK 2 will be released on consoles exclusively for Xbox Series X|S was announced by Microsoft in a detailed statement on

At the beginning of June 2022, there was a rumor that ARK 2 would also appear on the PS5. However, this statement has not been officially confirmed. The rumor was based on a video by an independent YouTuber.

This is known about a possible “Game Pass” release

Will ARK 2 be included in Game Pass? ARK 2 will be included in Game Pass as a Game Preview on Xbox and PC upon release.

Here’s what we know about gameplay scenes and trailers

Are there already trailers? In December 2020, Studio Wildcard released the ARK 2 announcement trailer. Another trailer was shown at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022.

As Studio Wildcard releases more new trailers, they will be added to the list.

ARK 2: Check out the 4-minute survival sequel announcement trailer here

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See the ARK 2 trailer for the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022, with which Studio Wildcard announced the postponement of the release to 2023.

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Is there gameplay to watch? At the current time there are no officially published gameplay scenes or even a gameplay trailer to see.

Here’s what we know about ARK 2’s gameplay

What is known about the gameplay? The ARK 2 Steam page, which went online on June 12, 2022, states that ARK 2 will be played in the third-person perspective.

In addition, ARK 2 will receive a Soulslike-inspired melee system and movement modeled on Assassin’s Creed. In addition, according to Studio Wildcard, mods will be available on all platforms.

In addition, building according to self-created templates should be possible, world events take place continuously on the map and the equipment produced should be significantly more customizable. The animals should also be improved and hunt using their senses.

If you want a close-up look at the information released as a result of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022, we’ve rounded up all the new information about ARK 2 here.

Vin Diesel will executive produce ARK 2

What role does Vin Diesel play? Actor and producer Vin Diesel is a big ARK fan. At Studio Wildcard, he is a member of the production team as President of Creative Convergence and is also Executive Producer.

In ARK 2, Vin Diesel takes on the role of the fully remade hero protagonist, Santiago da Costa. Many ARK: Survival Evolved players are familiar with the character of Santiago through the content updates. MeinMMO introduces you to Vin Diesel’s role of Santiago da Costa: Hollywood star Vin Diesel plays in ARK 2 – everything about his role Santiago.

This is known for the pre-order of ARK 2

When can I pre-order ARK 2? It is currently not possible to pre-order ARK 2, nor is it known when it will start. It is conceivable that the pre-order will start at the same time as the release of a gameplay trailer.

Since June 12, 2022 you can add ARK 2 to your wish list on Steam.

The genre of survival games is very popular these days. Not only are numerous players enthusiastic about playing various titles, the developer studio Blizzard would also like to see its own survival game on the market:

Many studios know how to implement their own ideas of the setting and the game world and send the player on a different journey than the genre competition did before. But is there another setting that has not been picked up by any survival game and you still wish for it?

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