Studio Wildcard has made good on the ARK: Survival Evolved tease it issued earlier this week: It’s just announced its first expansion pack, ARK: Scorched Earth.
“Scorched Earth is an completely new and different experience from The Island. Stranded naked, dehydrated and starving on a fiery, drought-ridden desert world, Survivors must immediately seek water, hunt for food, harvest new flora, craft new items, and build shelter from the extreme heat. Scorched Earth is an entirely new map, composed of seven unique, desert themed biomes – dunes, high desert, mountains, canyons, badlands, oasis and the ever-dangerous dragon trench – each with their own aesthetics, resources & ecosystems, and littered with ruins, geysers, and intricate ancient cave systems.”
Among the niftier features in the expansion is The Gateway, which allows player to transfer between old and new maps. The pack is $19.99 on Steam early access right now, and yes, you’ll need to own the original game to play this one. Check out the trailer below!