Steam Early Access

ARK: Survival Evolved was released as an Early Access Game in June 2015 and has still not left this stage as of February 2017. It was originally planned to get a full release in June 2016:

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 1 year, with a full release planned for June 2016 coinciding with the console versions.”

From the Developers

Xbox One X Enhancements

The Xbox One X version of the game provides players with true sky dynamics, greater draw distances, HDR vivid colour, and faster loading times.

The following is a complete list of enhancements provided:

  • Option to select between a detail mode with 30 FPS gameplay at 1440p or a medium quality mode with 60 FPS at 1080p
  • The 1440p detail mode brings the following enhancements:
    • Long-range shadows
    • High quality textures
    • Extended draw distances
    • A true sky system which renders volumetric clouds
    • Realistic atmospheric fog and sunlight scattering
    • Dynamic weather systems
  • In local split screen multiplayer, players can now split up to independently explore the islands
  • Xbox One X servers are able to host 70 players in a game
  • Improved loading and streaming times