Ark: Survival Of The Fittest has been delayed for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S due to “Fatal error affecting performance”, has been confirmed.
The full statement, which was released on Ark: Survival Evolved’s official Twitter account, states that the studio discovered a critical bug affecting performance, particularly on previous-generation consoles, late last week. Studio Wildcard went on to say that it “was hoping to sort it out before the end of the weekend, but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case and it inevitably led to delays.” [Ark: Survival Of The Fittest] launch.”
“We still fully intend to release [Ark: Survival Of The Fittest] as soon as possible, but we want to ensure we’re providing the best player experience,” Studio Wildcard’s statement continues. The developer then goes on to say that once the bug is resolved, a more accurate launch timeline will be shared.
Despite the setback, Ark: Survival Of The Fittest is still aiming to release on consoles by the end of this week, according to Studio Wildcard. Should the aforementioned bug be fixed, fans can expect the Survival Of The Fittest console to launch no later than Sunday, February 5, but we recommend staying tuned to the official Ark Twitter account for more official updates.
Ark: Survival Of The Fittest is a “spin-off prototype” of Ark: Survival Evolved, first released for PC in 2016. A PlayStation blog post was released shortly after, confirming that the new show would come to PlayStation 4 later that year. However, Studio Wildcard then decided to delay the console release in order to focus on bringing the mainline entry, Ark: Survival Evolved, to consoles first.
The studio then ended support for Survival Of The Fittest shortly after, with no release date for the consoles in sight. Now, after seven years, Ark: Survival Of The Fittest will finally be coming to consoles within the next week, assuming there are no further delays.
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