Fans and players of the action adventure game ARK Survival Evolved will have to be a little patient for the next paid expansion pack of the game, as ARK Genesis Part 2 DLC has been delayed to June 2 while the main theme and new key art for the game have been released.
Here’s the main theme for those wondering how it will sound like — straight from Studio Wildcard themselves and composed by Gareth Coker.
Here’s the team themselves sending a heartfelt apology and explanation for the DLC’s delay via the game’s official website.
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.
The last ARK Survival Evolved update 2.56 rolled out last April 30, and we covered the patch notes for that right here.
ARK Genesis Part 2 will be out this coming June 2.