Since the update’s announcement at E3, fans and gamers alike had been anticipating the launch after the poor reception of v. 256. In a way, this update is a reset for the celebrated action adventure RPG.
While PS4 and Xbox One updates had a hitch in their launches, the PC version went ahead with no delays. But the update seemed to be in trouble a few days before the release when Ark’s Community Manager tweeted:
Xbox Survivors, we have identified a memory-related crash on our servers & are working on a fix for Monday. Apologies for any inconvenience.
— Jen (@bubblywums) July 1, 2017
By the July 4th release date, a little trouble turned into a big problem when Jen announced on Twitter:
Console users, Ragnarok will not be releasing on Xbox or PS4 on July 4th. Currently we are aiming for next week, the week of July 10th.
— Jen (@bubblywums) July 2, 2017
This bad news came with a little bit of sugar coating, though, as she revealed that the update would have a possible launch date of July 10th only a week later than expected.
The full launch of ARK: Survival Evolved is coming soon on August 8, and will be available digitally and physically for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.