What You Need to Know:
- Studio Wildcard has announced that rentable private dedicated servers for players of the PlayStation 4 version of the game are now available, with Xbox One rentable servers coming in September. These servers offer ARK survivors the opportunity to host private, player-run worlds for themselves and their console friends with up to 100 players per server, setting their own in-depth parameters and custom rules for games on their server.
- If you'd like to know how to host your own private server for you and your buddies to play on, be sure to click here for details.
- Nitrado is the first server provider ready to offer the ARK private console dedicated servers, with other companies joining the party soon. The servers will be offered at a low monthly cost, with the goal of making them available to the widest group of players possible. A key feature offered is “Cross ARK”, which allows players to connect multiple custom private servers together to create a large cluster and jump seamlessly between different servers/worlds. All server settings can be adapted to the player’s preference by editing the settings through the web portal.
- ARK: Survival Evolved will launch worldwide in retail stores and complete on digital platforms on August 29, 2017, for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam PC.
Source: Official Press Release
Well this sounds quite fun for those looking to host bigger servers for their friends to play on.
Personally I don't care much for the news but it'll definitely spark someone's attention for sure.