ARK Park, the VR multiplayer adventure game based on the world of ARK:Survival Evolved (2017), was originally slated for a December release on PlayStation VR, but then production studio Snail Games delayed the game as it was “still in development.” Now, the studio says ARK PARK is officially slated to arrive on PSVR, Rift and Vive on March 22nd.

Update (02/08/18): Snail Games tweeted recently that ‘ARK PARK’ is slated to launch on March 22nd simultaneously on PSVR, Rift and Vive.

Original Article (09/25/17): ARK Park bills itself as an experience promising to be a veritable Jurassic Park (1993), filled with all makes and model of dinosaurs from the ARK universe. We got a hands-on at this year’s GDC earlier this year with the demo built for HTC Vive, and while you can’t really call it educational—there are a number of fictional creatures mashed in alongside your bog standard Brontosaurus and Triceratops—it certainly delivers what you could call ‘sheer wow factor’ with its well-rendered dinos and interesting scenery.

ARK Park focuses on exploration-based ‘Excursions’ through a number of biomes where you collect fragments of dino-DNA. These fragments can be used to unlock new crafting blueprints and new maps. Production studio Snail Games says collecting them all “will require a combination of puzzle-solving logic, quick reflexes, a trained eye, and careful resource management to bag the genes from the rarest and most prized creatures.” You can also collect and incubate eggs to raise your own virtual dinosaur pets that you can ride once they reach adulthood.

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The game will be launching with ten freely-explorable maps, including both solo play or online multiplayer.

Although we didn’t get a chance to experience the game’s battle mode during our demo, Snail Games says its offering a mode where you defend your base from rampaging dinosaurs with weapons that you forge yourself during your exploration of the park. Strategically choose your weapons from a selection of melee, ranged, and specialized combat items to conquer each level.

ARK Park will support both controller and PlayStation Move, and supports English, Chinese, and Japanese voiceover and subtitles.

An HTC Vive version of the game is also currently listed on Steam with an unspecified 2017 launch date.

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  • ITALI-LORI-MONTI

    ottima notizia…ero pessimista su questa esperienza/gioco invece leggendo qui ,mi ha fatto cambiare parere :)
    peccato che sarà sicuramente solo movimento con teletrasporto :(

  • PJ

    I still have no idea what this is, despite reading all articles available and the two vastly different videos that have been released..

    • kool

      This article offers the most insight so far. I think you explore different parts of the park for collectibles you can use in a horde mode version of the park.

      • PJ

        The horde mode has made me loose interest, horde/wave shooters are hardy in short supply in VR…

        • kool

          I hope its a bit different than a horde mode. Id like to clear levels rather than all the dinos heading straight at me.

          • Sky Castle

            I agree with you. While there are a few good wave shooters like Brookhaven Experiment and Serious Sam, these types of games get repetitive quickly and I find it immersion breaking knowing I can’t go anywhere I can see.

  • No Oculus Rift version? Ah come on! ;)

  • Rob H

    Judging from the recommended specs on steam for the pc version, I can’t see psvr version being up to scratch. Hope it proves me wrong though, we severely need big titles like this to become established in the vr market regardless of platform to pave the way for move developers to take the plunge.

    • Ethan James Trombley

      Prolly like any PSVR game….”Passable with PS4 Pro, and a Dualshock”.

    • Warscent

      They have pulled off miracles with the PSVR before.

  • oompah

    sadly there is no common platform for VR games

  • Lucio Lima

    Very nice!

  • Dan VR

    Knew they wouldn’t release the game this year.

  • Miganarchine Migandi

    I would just like to put it out there that I have money to spend but will not spend a dime on another wave or hoard mode shooter, I have seen and played enough, rolls eyes…!

    • johngrimoldy

      I agree. No matter how good it looks, it’s still lipstick on a pig.

    • gothicvillas

      Is this a wave shooter? Reading article i thought it is exploration game..

    • IamTylerDurden1

      Then play Moss, it just released and is an amazing platformer. Farpoint is a free motion story driven FPS and it’s great. AZ Sunshine is another free motion FPS. Play Rigs, Dirt Rally, Rez, Tethered, Skyrim VR, Doom. Lots of great variety.

  • daveinpublic

    Wow, looks awesome from the preview video.