Studio Wildcard has announced that its dinosaur survival game, ARK: Survival Evolved, has gone gold and has passed full certification. However, it’ll be delaying the release just slightly.

Set to arrive on August 29, instead of the original release of August 8, this new release date allows the team to finalise some patches for the PC version of the game to ensure the game launches smoothly.

This isn’t the first time the game has run into issues regarding its launch. Last month, the game was in the spotlight when the developers doubled the price of the game to £49.99 ahead of launch which angered some fans.

“The evolution of ARK has taken a 2-year journey through early access, and the full version will demonstrate that the extra time in development was put to good use,” said Doug Kennedy, CEO and Co-Founder Studio Wildcard. “We spent the extra time squashing bugs, improving performance, enhancing the single player experience and delivering the end-game content that will reveal the full story of ARK. We’re excited to finally get it into the hands of survivors everywhere!”

Despite the delay, pre-orders for the game have been extended giving fans the chance to grab the base game as well as the various special editions also on sale, including one which costs $159.99.

These editions are as follows:

ARK: Survival Evolved ($59.99 USD)

This base game includes everything a burgeoning Jurassic adventurer needs to get started in the world of ARK. It’s the core game, and all free content released up to this point, offering up hundreds of hours of gameplay to players.

ARK: Survival Evolved – Explorer’s Edition ($99.99 USD)

The Explorer’s Edition takes the base game, and adds even MORE – introducing a Season Pass that will grant access to all expansion packs, starting with Scorched Earth (available now) and including more packs launching later this year and into 2018.

ARK: Survival Evolved – Limited Collector’s Edition

Only at GameStop and EB Games Canada will ARK fans be able to pre-order the “ARK: Survival Evolved Limited Collector’s Edition” for $159.99 USD/$219.99 CAN. The ultimate ARK fan’s dream, the limited Collector’s Edition is a collectible faux-wooden chest box that contains the ARK Explorer’s Edition (base game + Season Pass) along with…

  • A handcrafted leather-bound Explorer’s Notebook, featuring the Dossiers of every in-game creature
  • An official ARK necklace
  • A cloth map of the ARK island
  • A poster of the Studio Wildcard development team
  • The official ARK: Survival Evolved soundtrack, recorded live by the Philharmonia Orchestra

Are you going to be grabbing ARK: Survival Evolved when it launches later this month?

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