Studio Wildcard has announced it will be releasing ARK: Survival of the Fittest as a free-to-play, standalone, multiplayer online survival arena (M.O.S.A.) game for “consoles.” The new game will pit as many as 72 combatants against one another in a Hunger Games-style competition with dedicated eSport ranking, matchmaking, rewards, and tournament features.
Survivors will be able to form one to six person Tribes with the options to play on unofficial or official ranked servers and chose from a variety of match lengths and sizes. The first map available will be the base forest environment introduced in the original ARK: Survival Evolved, with new environments and creatures introduced regularly as the game evolves.
There’s no word on a console release date just yet, but with the original ARK: Survival Evolved enjoying massive popularity on the Xbox One Game Preview program, we hope it’s just a matter of time.