Open-world RPG Ark: Survival Ascended just released a launch trailer for PC

A dinosaur looking past the camera
(Image credit: Studio Wildcard, Snail Games USA)

After months of silence, fans finally get a first look at the new open-world survival RPG Ark: Survival Ascended remake in its launch trailer. 

In a surprise release, Ark: Survival Ascended launched on PC today (October 26). Many fans had previously worried about never seeing this survival RPG after it was initially delayed, but thankfully, Studio Wildcard, the developers behind Ark: Survival Ascended, managed to pull through and successfully get this fantastic title into the hands of players. Ark: Survival Evolved is already on our best survival games list, so the developer's track record is strong.

In this online multiplayer game, you can form a tribe with whom you can explore this dangerous world, craft crucial supplies, and build a settlement to call home. There are also various prehistoric creatures and unique dinosaurs to hunt, tame, and breed, if you're brave enough, meaning there's never a dull moment in this survival game. 

Ark: Survival Ascended has also been revitalized thanks to Unreal Engine 5, which brings it into the next generation of game technology. Providing beautiful settings and fluid in-game fights. This updated version also offers improved physics and dynamic water, additional creatures, and public multiplayer for up to 70 players, as well as private sessions for up to eight players, just to name a few. 

If you're waiting to play this open-world RPG on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, then unfortunately, you'll have to wait a bit longer, as the release window for consoles is in November.

Thankfully, even if you're not playing on PC, this launch has provided something for everyone to enjoy. Alongside its release on PC, Studio Wildcard also released its first-ever in-game footage for Ark: Survival Ascended. In this, it shows off its fully remastered UE5 forests and dinosaurs. Ark has never looked so good. 

If you're in the market for more multiplayer fun, be sure to check out our best MMO games as well as the best co-op games for you to enjoy and play right now. 

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.