ARK: Is ARK Survival Evolved Cross Platform?

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Since its release in 2017 ARK Survival Evolved still carries a loyal community.

With regular events and updates, the title keeps on giving, you can read more about the current event Winter Wonderland 5 here.


ARK has an ever-growing player base.

With many gamers on different platforms, some wonder if the title is cross-platform.

Here's what we know about cross-play for ARK Survival Evolved.

Is ARK Survival Evolved Cross-Platform?

ARK is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, Windows, the Switch and more.

Are players on each of these platforms able to play together?

There isn't a simple answer as it varies.



Right now there is no cross-platform ability for PS4.

We don't expect to see it become an option any time soon as nothing has been mentioned by Studio Wildcard.

Xbox One & Windows 10 Version

If you play on Xbox One or Windows 10 you're in luck!

Both of these platforms can play together.

For example, if you're playing on Xbox One and a friend has bought ARK through the Windows 10 Store, you can play together.


Congrats! If you are playing on the Xbox One and have a friend who plays on a version from the Windows 10 Store, then you’re in luck.

So technically PC and Xbox One are cross-platform, although you can only play together with a Windows 10 version of the game.

Don't go buying it on Steam expecting the same result.

Android & iOS

Android and iOS are cross-platform.

Although they are only able to play with others on a mobile device.

Meaning you, an Android user and a friend, an iOS user can play together.


This also means you can play with friends on an iPad too.


The Switch is probably the most inaccessible platform for cross-play.

If you bought the game on Switch you might as well beg your friends to do the same.

So far we don't expect there to be any plans for cross-platform on the Switch.


Overall, we don't think that cross-platform is Studio Wildcard's main concern right now.


They are currently working on ARK 2 which you can read about here and the animated series too.

We hope to hear more about cross-platform as if we do we'll keep you updated!