For those looking to take advantage of cross play compatibility between PC and and Xbox One for ARK: Survival Evolved will have to wait a little while longer. While it was originally set for December, we will have till 2017. Luckily it’s going to be January 2017. Developer Studio Wildcard lead developer Jeremy Stieglitz explained that it “requires reformatting ARK’s application handling to work with Universal Windows Platform.” So look to have Play Anywhere capability next month.
Studio Wildcard co-founder Jesse Rapczack also confirmed once again Windows 10 owners will be able to set up their own dedicated servers to run ARK: Survival Evolved. Presumably, server hosting companies will take advantage of this to offer server rentals for those that want to run their own ARK server without dealing with the hardware and connection details. Also, there is talk swirling about players being able to host and play on the same hardware through separate applications.
Along that time we will also see update 748 as well. The next update will bring Procedurally Generated Maps (PGM). The ability to create semi-randomized maps was introduced to the PC version of ARK: Survival Evolved a little over a month ago.
It’s amazing to see how much effort is going into making ARK the beauty that it is. Either way it looks good for the future of ARK: Survival Evolved. What do you think? Let us know in the comment sections below?