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Ark: Survival Evolved dev is a fan of Switch, looking into the platform

Posted on November 14, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard has expressed interest in Switch. During an interview with GamesIndustry, Studio Wildcard co-founder Jesse Rapczak said the system would be “a great platform for a game like Ark, because if the game is designed right, you can kind of pull out and do some stuff.” Rapczak added that the team is investigating Switch to “see what we can do there.”

The one challenge is that Switch “is a totally different platform”. Rapczak brought up that memory in particular could pose a problem in bringing Ark over. However, Rapczak did say that they’re “throwing some ideas around, just seeing if it makes sense right now.”

Rapczak’s full words:

“Switch is a little challenging because it is a totally different platform, so we’re throwing some ideas around, just seeing if it makes sense right now. We don’t have any concrete plans yet, but we’re very close to Nintendo up here in Seattle and we all love the Switch for portability gaming and stuff like that. Ark is one of those games where if you want to do everything you can in the game, it’s hard to pull away from it to go do real life. So I think Switch is a great platform for a game like Ark, because if the game is designed right, you can kind of pull out and do some stuff. It’s kind of like some players play it almost like you might play a mobile game – you know, you might want to go do something in the game for a few minutes, like tend to your dinos or your crops or something if you play Ark that way. The mobility of the Switch platform might be appealing to those players, because they can just kinda carry it with them.”

“So we do have a lot of hurdles there, especially with memory. But I will say, for sure, we’re not ignoring the Switch. I think it’s definitely proven to be a platform that is a little bit better this time around for third-party developers. People are buying it. People are loving the games. I think it’s just something that now is on our radar [so] let’s take a look at it and let’s see what we can do there.”

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  • I rather have Turok to be perfectly honest.

    • gurbeergill

      I remember fawning over Turok 2 screenshots when I was a kid.

    • Tlink7

      I rather have a chicken sandwich to be perfectly honest.

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        Roast chicken and garlic butter? I’ll take 2.

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  • Kid X

    This game barely runs on the other platforms, if they want to port to the Switch, they’re gonna have to do a ton of optimization, on the Switch and the Xbox, PS4 and PC.

    • Exy

      I put nearly 100 hours into it last summer and I enjoyed it. The only question I have is how it will support custom servers and the mods I enjoy on them.

    • DOOM worked out ok. Sure it didn’t run at 1080p 60fps but it was a solid port for the type of gaming device the Switch is

      • Kid X

        Doom is also a technological marvel and barely has any technical issues on other consoles whereas ARK is a whole other story.

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  • Tlink7

    I seem to recall this either being a heavy game or it not being optimised very well. But hey, if dev man wants to give it a shot, why not? πŸ˜€

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  • Jacob Groves

    Day one buy for Switch. I haven’t try PS4 / XB1 version and don’t want to. But if it coming to Switch then yeah why not as I will get it on day one. πŸ™‚

    So please doing it and bringing it onto Switch. πŸ˜€

  • Exy

    [looking intensifies]

  • Michael C

    The game can barely run on the PS4/X1… its obvious that this game is not coming to the Switch,

    • Aline Piroutek

      You took too long to comment. Difficult to people give you attention except for me.

    • Nhat Anh Hoang

      Impossible, it barely run on sex box one? How dare them?

  • Paddy Alfan

    “because if the game is designed right, you can kind of pull out and do some stuff”
    Right at you, mister.
    Your team designed a pish poor game that barely runs 60fps with 1080ti.