On October 25, Microsoft hosted an Xbox Partner Preview showcase that featured only third-party games that are coming out in the near future. One of the titles shown as ARK: Survival Ascended from Studio Wildcard featuring gameplay on Xbox. As of October 26, 2023, the game is now available only on PC via Steam.
Ark: Survival Scended includes access to all of ARK’s worlds including Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, ARK Genesis Part 1, ARK Genesis Part 2, and many more. In this sequel, there are Quality of Life improvements in many areas such as the User Interface, dynamic navigation for intelligent creature pathfinding, Wild Babies, Photo Mode, new Camera systems, new Map system, Tracking System, new Structures and Items, new Creatures, and a lot more.
In the release announcement blog post from Studio Wildcard, they did talk about the state of the Console version. They announced that ARK: Survival Ascended has been delayed for Xbox and PlayStation until November. The reasoning behind this is they’re continuing their internal quality assurance process for ASA. Their development team found critical issues with the multiplayer version of the game that would have major impacts on the console versions.
You can purchase ARK: Survival Ascended on Steam for $40.49 on sale and its regular price is $44.99.