Ark: Survival Evolved, the dinosaur game that’s sold millions of copies on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, is spreading to mobile. Developer Studio Wildcard today announced that it’s working with War Drum Studios on a game that brings the “entire” game to mobile devices.
It will be free-to-play (the PC and console editions cost $60) and presumably supported by a microtransaction system as other free-to-play games are.
According to Studio Wildcard, this is the “full online survival experience” from the PC/console version, translated for mobile. There will of course be dinosaurs and other creatures (80 in all), while other features from the PC/console version are making the jump as well, including crafting and building, as well as multiplayer.
A limited closed beta for Ark’s mobile version is available now on iOS; the full game is slated to launch this spring for iOS and Android. You can see the game in action through the announcement trailer above.
Ark: Survival Evolved has been a big hit since its release on PC through Steam Early Access in June 2015. The game was later released for Xbox One and PS4, and across all versions, the game has reached 13 million players, Studio Wildcard says.
War Drum Studios, the developer of Ark for mobile, also worked on the mobile versions of Rockstar’s Bully, GTA: Chinatown Wars, and GTA: San Andreas.