Strange issues are coming to the depths of Ark: Survival Evolved subsequent month within the type of Aberration, its second enlargement. It appears geared extra in direction of the high-tech finish of issues, set in a considerably extra hostile location than the common sport. Read on for a trailer and a few extra information.
In Aberration, gamers try and eke out a residing aboard a broken ARK setting that has misplaced a lot of its floor ambiance, rendering the floor an irradiated, barren wasteland. But allow us to always remember the phrases of the good Professor Jeff Goldblum: Life finds a means. And that means is outwardly downwards, into the marginally much less irradiated crystal-lined caves under.
Down within the caves awaits a extra overtly sci-fi setting than typical. An underground world of bioluminescent natural world, and unusual mutant creatures fairly in contrast to the dinosaurs and dragonoid critters encountered in the primary sport. Some of the brand new monsters look particularly threatening, comparable to the large cave-crab proven across the midway level, effortlessly snatching two absolutely space-armored gamers from the backs of their dinosaur mounts and pounding them into the bottom.
There’s additionally a deal with enhanced vertical mobility choices, together with climbing picks, and a motorized attachment in your swimsuit that lets you traverse ziplines upwards, which means that caves are now not one thing you simply dive down into. There’s undoubtedly a higher-tech focus to the brand new additions. As enjoyable because it is likely to be operating round in animal furs and poking stuff with spears, that simply isn’t going to chop it in an setting dominated by radioactive kaiju and thirty foot tall mega-crustaceans that eat dinosaurs for breakfast.
The launch date announcement was additionally accompanied by a hefty update log, detailing the event group’s woes with optimising and balancing automated gun turrets. It appears that by inserting them in shut proximity to one another, gamers weren’t solely creating nigh impenetrable defenses, however lagging the sport to heck. Under the subsequent patch, turrets have to be much more unfold out, and a brand new heavy turret has been launched for while you completely have to defend a single level with the utmost attainable gun.
Ark: Survival Evolved is currently half off in the Steam Autumn sale, bringing it down from its common £50/$60 price-tag. Aberration is ready for launch on December 12th, and is at present obtainable for preorder as a part of the Ark season pass, which can can also be discounted, down from its typical £35.
Our resident Robinson Crusoe stand-in Samuel wasn’t too thrilled with the meat and potatoes grind of Ark again in September.