Usually when a game makes the move from PC to console, some features end up on the cutting room floor. The team at Studio Wildcard would rather not do that with ARK: Survival Evolved, the dinosaur survival simulator, though, as they explained in an interview with Xbox Wire.
The Xbox One version of the game will support the ability for players to run their own 50-player servers on secondary Xbox One consoles, something they say “would normally require an expensive PC server and a lot of management headaches.”
Wildcard co-founder Jesse Rapczak also says the control scheme for controllers on Xbox One will be better than it is right now on PC – though I imagine benefits like those will bleed back over in time.
“ARK on Xbox One will be the smoothest gameplay experience for the majority of gamers… especially for the price!” he says.
The server feature is one that likely won’t affect most players of the game directly, but it shows a commitment the team has to bringing the true experience over, giving players as many options as possible. That’s pretty cool.
ARK: Survival Evolved will be available very soon, too, as it is one of the very first games to debut on Microsoft’s early access program, Xbox One Game Preview on December 16.