Developers Studio Wildcard have been hard at work fixing issues with the latest build of the game on Xbox One.
This has led to a delay in the latest ARK Survival Evolved update on PS4, with the studio hard at work trying to avoid shipping over the same bugs.
Having increased the visual quality of ARK creatures on Xbox One, this change resulted in those creatures now taking up significantly more memory.
Combined with the large number of dinos you can encounter, this led to the game crashing and Studio Wildcard needing to bring hotfixes.
A message from Wildcard explains: “Right now our main focus is getting Xbox in a good state, and then we’ll be able to port over the changes with Abstraction to PS4.
“We’re doing a lot of the hard work now so that process will be smoother later on, and we expect to drop that update around the 12th.
“This will get all 3 versions of the game to generally the same place / on the same version etc.
“From there we’ll be working on wrapping up Ragnarok on console, and it’s likely the PC version will also receive an update (and yes, console would get the same version of Ragnarok that is on PC).”
The latest from the community team is that the new ARK Survival Evolved update for PS4 will be ready for launch later today.
Version 510 should bring PS4 players up to speed and avoid the need to downgrade the creature graphics to avoid major crashes.
This will include a big list of bug fixes, many of which won’t be noticed by those playing the game.
The next big update after this will include the ARK Survival Evolved Ragnarok mod, which should arrive for both consoles on July 19.
As always, there’s the chance that today’s update will be delayed until later in the week.
Highlights of some of those changes on PS4 can be found below:
New Item: Tek Tapejara Saddle!
- New Skill: Crafting Skill! Replaces Crafting speed. Crafting Skill increases crafted blueprint quality by up to a 64% multiplier on bonus stats for 100 points into Crafting Skill. The item then displays your name and your tribe name and indicates what percent bonus you received when crafting. It still increases the rate at which you can craft items, as well as grants higher stat benefits from cooking custom recipes.
- New Feature: Corpse Locator! Upon death, a beam of light shoots into the sky to help the player locate where they died. Enabled on Official Servers by default. Add bUseCorpseLocator=true to your Game.ini for server use.
- New Host Option: Disable Structure Placement Collision! Unofficial Servers and single-players can enable this feature to allow them to place structures that clip into terrain. Add bDisableStructurePlacementCollision=true to your Game.ini for server use.
Source: xbox one – Google News