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REDMOND, WA- NOVEMBER 10, 2020ARK: Survival Evolved has launched major visual enhancements for the Xbox Series X, to synchronize with today’s console launch! The studio released a trailer composed of direct-feed footage from the Xbox Series X and Xbox One respectively, highlighting the stunning visual upgrades. The ARK Xbox Series X Enhancement Update is available for download now.

“The increased memory of Xbox Series X lets us keep nearly the entire game world loaded in the background, enabling us to eliminate the “tether” when hosting certain multiplayer modes, while the fast storage medium makes getting into ARK’s gameplay and travelling through its environments extremely quick and smooth,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, Co-founder and Development Director, Studio Wildcard. “Together with the upgrade’s extreme graphics improvements in draw distance, texture resolution, and levels-of-detail, these changes make the feeling of playing ARK on a 4K HDR TV with the Xbox Series X feel like a new, engrossing adventure.”

The ARK: Survival Evolved Series X upgraded features include:

  • 4K Output at 30-60 FPS
  • Extreme Draw/LOD Distance (Higher than PC)
  • Extreme Level Streaming Distance (Higher than PC)
  • Epic Sky & Atmospherics Quality
  • Epic Subsurface Scattering Quality
  • Infinite-Range High Precision Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
  • Max Texture Resolution
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
  • Infinite-Range Distance Field Shadows
  • Terrain Self-Shadowing
  • Epic Dynamic Shadow Quality
  • Epic Ground Clutter Distance
  • High-Precision HDR Output
  • Epic Postprocessing Quality
  • Tetherless Non-Dedicated Hosting
  • Tetherless Splitscreen
  • 100-player Dedicated Server Hosting
  • Splitscreen Multiplayer uses Epic Graphics Settings
  • 7x Faster Loading Times

ARK: Survival Evolved is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and now also includes dramatic Xbox Series X/S Enhancement Upgrade, which you can view HERE! For the latest updates follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.

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Founded in 2014 by industry veterans Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, Studio Wildcard’s mission is to bring AAA quality to ambitious indie titles that are designed for core gamers. The studio’s hit title ARK: Survival Evolved, has sold more than 30 million copies across all platforms. The team emphasizes direct communication with their active community, implements player feedback into its fast, iterative dev cycle, and provides tools to drive user generated content. Studio Wildcard includes distributed developers across multiple continents, as wherever talented developers reside, Wildcard seeks them out!

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