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Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard has revealed that the game will receive two graphics modes on Xbox One X and support HDR. A post on their website detailed what the enhancements entail, along with an update on Xbox Play Anywhere and cross-play support (via SegmentNext).
“ARK on the Xbox One X will feature HDR and two graphics modes. The first is a Detailed Graphics version with 1440p resolution and Truesky (which is the equivalent to High quality on the PC) at 30fps. The second is a 1080p mode which equates to the current Xbox One graphics, with improved 60fps.”
The Xbox One X’s increased RAM should help eliminate out of memory issues. This also means faster loading times and better streaming for players. Because of CPU limitations, the studio could not eliminate tether completely, but the Xbox One X will remove the host tether in local splitscreen mode and will increase the tether range in non-dedicated mode.
As for Xbox Play Anywhere and cross-play, those features are still delayed until November. The reason being that Studio Wildcard believes it is important to get BattlEye (anti-cheat software) working on Microsoft’s platform properly. They are cautious of enabling PC and Xbox players to game together before their anti-cheat system is ready.
Ark: Survival Evolved will receive a patch on Xbox One on October 25, which is the day rentable servers will also be available on the console, supplied by Nitrado. The Xbox One X releases on November 7, 2017.