We've been waiting some time for news on ARK: Genesis Part 2. After waking up within a virtual simulation, Part 1 saw us trying to survive within a strange new world, featuring 5 new biomes as we were guided by an AI companion, HLN-A (Helena).
Launched back in February 2020, fans have wondered when Part 2 will finally arrive, and Studio Wildcard has just given us an update. Confirming it's now been delayed until June 2nd 2021, they also released the new main theme and some fresh key art
Announcing this news via ARK's official website, Studio Wildcard released this statement:
This final chapter of the ARK: Survival Evolved story is by far the most intricate and ambitious expansion we’ve yet created! We’re so excited to share it with you and proud of the team’s immense efforts, creativity, and passion. We truly believe Genesis 2 will be something special, and a fitting story conclusion to the journey you’ve taken with us in ARK over the past 6 years, and hope our players will feel likewise!
As many of you are aware, we transitioned to a fully-remote working environment at the beginning of last year. Shifting from a collaborative in-office workflow to remote comes with unique challenges. The massive scope of Genesis Part 2, and our personally set challenge of ending ARK 1 with a bang, was compounded by the team having to work from home all the way through the forthcoming release. We have made the decision to delay the launch by one week, until June the 2nd. Just in time for the 6th Anniversary of ARK!
This was a difficult decision for us, since we’re as eager to get Genesis 2 into your hands as you are to play it--but ultimately we feel it’s the right decision to get the new content to our players in the best way on launch day, simultaneously across Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox, and PlayStation.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play Genesis Part 2 and take the first steps to the end -- or a new beginning? -- that you will agree the wait will have been worth it! As HLN-A would say, “Hang in there, Survivors!” -- we’re almost home.
Acting as the fifth and final expansion for ARK: Survival Evolved, Studio Wildcard is calling time on their hit game. Since launching, it's made it to most major platforms and has sold million of copies. A sequel starring Vin Diesel, Ark II, was announced during The Game Awards 2020, and you can read more about it here.