Dinosaur fans will be able to go on an epic adventure next month as Snail Games has now confirmed the launch date for ARK Park as 22nd March 2018.
Originally announced back in November 2016, Snail Games collaborated with Studio Wildcard to create an offshoot of the latter’s ARK: Survival Evolved videogame. Unlike ARK: Survival Evolved – which is virtual reality (VR) compatible – ARK Park isn’t a survival experience where you have to build a base and train dinosaurs. Instead ARK Park is more of an educational experience that immerses you in a world where living, breathing dinosaurs are still roaming the earth.
Built around more of a Jurassic Park theme where you enter a theme park to take tours and witness these prehistoric creatures up close and personal. You’ll be able to visit over 10 unique scenes alone or with a group of friends in multiplayer and raise your own dinosaur if you’re lucky enough to find an egg whilst out and about.
To add a more interactive element to the whole experience you’ll be able to collect dinosaur DNA, gather materials, and craft items. Collect DNA and materials from the dinosaurs you encounter on your excursions, trade them for Engrams at your base camp, then use those Engrams to craft helpful items. You’ll also need to defend vital areas as some of these creatures aren’t the most friendly, so you can team up with other players to defend important research outposts and valuable technology from rampaging dinosaurs.
ARK Park will see a simultaneous launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in six weeks time. Snail Games hasn’t yet confirmed what the retail price for the experience will be. As further details emerge in the run up to launch, VRFocus will keep you updated.