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'Ark: Survival Evolved' mods will become part of the main game

Engadget Engadget 24/04/2016 Jon Fingas
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PS4 owners aren't the only ones getting a treat in the Ark: Survival Evolved universe. Studio Wildcard is starting up an Official Mods Program that will fold user-made add-ons into the main game on PCs and the Xbox One. The move will not only give mods better recognition, but bring them to console gamers that don't always see this kind of content. It'll start off with The Center, a fantasy-themed map arriving in May, followed by the Primitive Plus mod (which forces you to rely on wood and stone) in the summer.

Wildcard doesn't say whether or not modders will get compensation for their efforts (we've reached out for details). However, this could still be a welcome move in a game that's defined by its community. After all, mod developers rarely get more official acknowledgment from game studios than the creation of a toolkit -- this exposes their work to a much wider audience.

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