Ark: Survival Evolved, a brand new title that features humans surviving against the throes of nature, dinosaurs, and humans will feature an offline mode for players who wish to experience the world alone. The game will be releasing on Steam early-access on June 2nd, with an official release on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in 2016.

In an email message provided to OnlySP, the developers told us about the game’s offline mode:

There is not a separate single-player game “experience.” Since ARK is a goal-oriented survival game about exploration and discovery, it can be played with 1 or more players and does not actually depend on multiplayer mechanics to be fun. The world, the creatures, the challenges and all other aspects of ARK are designed around the idea that there are multiple ways to progress.

The developer also went on to reveal that the game will not change based on the single player experience, with only a few “balanced statistics”.

It lets you play the game locally offline with rebalanced statistics befitting a single-player only experience, but is otherwise the same game. Most things will be easier with tribe members playing together co-operatively, but someone who wants to experience the game on their own will have a whole unique set of challenges to overcome! Whether played online or single-player locally, ARK actually has goals that work for a single-player experience such as questing, bosses, and an end-game victory.

Not much else has been revealed about the game, but an early gameplay trailer was released, allowing fans an early glimpse before the early-access release on June 2nd.

Tripp Papineau
My name is Tripp Papineau and I am an avid gamer and have a passion for writing. I have graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BA in creative writing and have been writing as a journalist in the video game industry for three years.

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  1. ‘Tis awesome they’ve got a single-player, offline option included, colour me impressed :).

  2. I must say this game looks interesting and Epic!

  3. Tripp, if you were next to me I would kiss you right now! :D
    Man, I was hyped as flark when I saw this game and then bummed when it was portrayed as an MMO only title on the other websites. But now I know there is an offline mode … DAY ONE BUY FOR ME!!

    1. Tripp only reported the story, I sent the question in ;P But will relay the message to Tripp ;)

      1. Well, I could kiss you too, Nick!!

  4. Awesome. I was a little worried about it being sort Destiny-ish with dinos. Like not gameplay wise just that it was always online…you know what I mean. Glad it can be single player if I want.

  5. Does anyone know if the console version of this (PS4) will have offline/local multiplayer when it comes out?

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