ARK: Survival Evolved is set to make its Android and iOS sebut June 14, so you may be wondering what time the download is set to go live. A representative from Studio Wildcard and the game’s developers at War Drum Studios informed Newsweek about the app’s release plans.
While the rep stopped short of confirming an exact hour for both platforms, he said deployment is expected to be around 9 a.m. EDT, which is the hour Apple traditionally posts its latest apps. With the final version queued up for certification, however, it should be noted that War Drum Studios has no explicit control over when ARK for mobile gies live. That being said, any possible delays are entirely on behalf of Google or Apple.
For example, Apple recently delayed the release of critical PUBG Mobile updates on iOS devices due to errors in loot box disclosure. If any shortcomings of that nature happen with ARK, there could be discrepancies in deployment across either platform.
ARK: Survival Evolved was first announced for Android and iOS in March. After several months of closed beta testing, the final client is prepared for its public release. This free version of ARK features more than 80 Dinos to tame, several unique crafting tiers and solo or multiplayer modes. In the past, War Drum described its ARK: Survival Evolved port as “the full online survival experience contained in the PC and console versions of ARK.”
In other words, those who like brutally difficult game mechanics, managing meters and riding large animals will feel right at home with this new version. While its visuals are very much dialed back from the original PC and console builds, the foundation of the ARK experience is very much alive and well anywhere you want it.
The mobile game further cements Studio Wildcard’s commitment to bringing ARK to any possible device that can contain it. On Tuesday during Nintendo’s E3 Direct, Wildcard reaffirmed that both ARK: Survival Evolved and PixARK are coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.
ARK: Survival Evolved should be live on Android and iOS on June 14 around 9 a.m. EDT.
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