Studio Wildcard have announced that the popular Ark Survival Evolved mod ‘Ark Survival of the Fittest’ has been released on Steam as a free to play standalone title. Not only that, but it’s focusing on esports, and will even offer monthly payouts to the winners.
Ark Survival Evolved has become a cult hit, and the community is growing bigger and bigger by the week. What Wildcard have done with Ark is fantastic to date, but this Survival of the Fittest release will certainly turn a few heads. Watch the official launch trailer below, and tell me that this doesn’t look like one of the most amazing multiplayer experience you have ever seen!
ARK: Survival of the Fittest pits up to 72 combatants in an action-packed struggle for survival where players are ultimately pushed into an epic final showdown where only one “Tribe” will make it out alive. Survivors can form one-to six-person Tribes with the options to choose Unofficial and Official (Ranked) servers, and a variety of game-lengths and sizes in which to play. Players will start in the base forest environment introduced in the original ARK: Survival Evolved, with new environments and creatures introduced as the game evolves. Dedicated eSport ranking, matchmaking, reward, and tournament features make ARK: Survival of the Fittest readily accessible to all players.
There is a cache of valuable items in the center – do survivors dash for the goods and fight it out, do they run into the forest and hide, search for Dinosaurs to rapidly build their army, or do they freeze up from the sheer terror of death? A continually shrinking “ring of death” forces contestants ever closer together over time.