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'ARK: Survival Evolved' DirectX 12 Patch Delayed

Friday morning, we reported that ARK: Survival Evolved would be the first game available running in DX12 and that it was to be available later that day. Unfortunately, due to what developer Studio Wildcard is calling a driver issue, the studio was forced to delay the update until sometime next week.

Studio Wildcard stated that the delay stems from an issue that it will need AMD and Nvidia's assistance to address. The studio has already reached out to both companies and hopes to have the issue resolved within the week.

“Sadly, we're gonna have to delay its release until some day next week in order to be satisfied with it. It's disappointing to us too and we're sorry for the delay, really thought we'd have it nailed today but we wouldn't want to release ARK DX12 without the care it still needs at this point. Hang in there, and when it's ready for public consumption, it should be worth the wait!"

This is especially unfortunate, as this weekend the game is available for free on Steam, and undoubtedly many gamers were hoping to try out the first DirectX 12 game without having to buy the title. 

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  • eklipz330
    ARK's fault. should have released the patch before the free weekend.
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  • Shankovich
    That's fine. ARK is one of the best supported games in a while. I swear there's an update for it each time I log into steam. Keep it up guys!
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  • Jeremy Kincaid
    Dang it. Downloaded this to try it out. I want to see how a big open world runs with dx12 since it seems like that would be the type of game to benefit most. This game runs pretty poorly as is, my hd7850 struggles at 1080p and all low settings.
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  • nukemaster
    16542643 said:
    ARK's fault. should have released the patch before the free weekend.
    Did you want them to release a patch that BREAKS the game before a free weekend? That will pull in the customers.
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  • clonazepam
    Requesting driver assistance for an early access title not expected to release until mid-2016? Good luck with that.

    Tried it out. Ate berries, defecated, ate that too, made some pants, and killed a few dinosaurs. rawr!
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  • alidan
    i will never understand the appeal of games like this.
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  • gio2vanni86
    i will never understand the appeal of games like this.

    Dinosaurs. They made a game based off what they loved about the Jurassic movies and made it a open world. Its a niche market. Some people love open world games others prefer the linear experience.
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  • fauxbafett
    i will never understand the appeal of games like this.

    TROLL! Then why are you taking the time to read and post on the topic
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  • rayden54
    16544908 said:
    i will never understand the appeal of games like this.

    TROLL! Then why are you taking the time to read and post on the topic
    DX12 maybe?

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  • dstarr3
    I might possibly begin to see the appeal in these games, if they ever got bloody finished. Every single one of these things is in Early Access.
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