After two long years in the Early Access wilderness, Ark: Survival Evolved has finally spread its wings and flown the roost. The launch hasn’t been too smooth however (which seems to be the case for every full release now…) with overpopulated servers being the number one issue. When legacy servers were closed down veterans joined in with new players on the new servers and there just wasn’t capacity to deal with both. Studio Wildcard had the following to say in a forum post:
“As of now, we should have a number of new servers available for people to play on across all platforms, later tonight we’ll be working on bringing on some more, as well as looking into whether we need to increase our numbers based on player activity, unfortunately the process is still going to be a long one, as it will have to be a manual setup as opposed to what we normally do. I don’t suspect we will have any new servers coming online for the next 12 hours, but I will keep you posted as I learn new information.”
Otherwise the game seems to have received the same lukewarm reviews on full release as it did in Early Access, praising the aesthetic and wish-fulfilment element of the dinosaurs whilst criticising the amount of time required to progress and the gracelessness of some of the gameplay.