ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Jatheish  [developer] Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:41pm
[08/28/15] ARK DirectX 12 Delay
ARK DirectX 12 Delay

Hello Survivors,

It's been a long week here at Studio Wildcard as the programming team has been grinding to get the DX12 version ready for release. It runs, it looks good, but unfortunately we came across some driver issues that we can't entirely tackle ourselves :(. We’ve reached out to both NVIDIA and AMD and will be working with them to get it resolved as soon as possible! Once that’s tackled, we’ll be needing to do more solid testing across a range of hardware with the new fixes. Sadly, we're gonna have to delay its release until some day next week in order to be satisfied with it. It's disappointing to us too and we're sorry for the delay, really thought we’d have it nailed today but we wouldn't want to release ARK DX12 without the care it still needs at this point. Hang in there, and when it's ready for public consumption, it should be worth the wait!
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JC_Phoenix Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:44pm 
Figured something had come up :) No worries, looking forward to it soon.
gatheris Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:44pm 
had no plans to get windows 10 except for this
now have windows 10 for no reason
underhanded at best
lilkinsly Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:45pm 
Aww, I installed my windows 10 last night jist for this.

Quick question: when this does work, will it support SLI?
trek554 Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:45pm 
thats why it is good to never announce a release for something like this until it is ready to go.

DX12 has been hyped quite a bit and it looks like you guys will still be the first to have it in an actual game so yeah wait until it can be shown in the best light.
Last edited by trek554; Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:46pm
BeeGeePi Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:45pm 
There is no way you guys didn't know this was going to be delayed earlier. If you are reliant on the 3rd parties to perform tasks on their end AND you THEN have to test the game further post driver updates there is no way you were ever going to release it tonight . . .

So, why the F didn't you just say so earlier!? Why make us all wait around and constantly check. I downloaded this for F2P weekend. This makes me really not want to give your game a shot.
Slatinator Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:46pm 
It's okay guys, get it working right! And goodluck, you're doing ground-breaking work here. You'll be the first DX12 available game on the market.
trek554 Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:47pm 
just make sure to have another free weekend when its ready so people can try it out...
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ADangerousPickle Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:47pm 
Oh well, hope you guys get it fixed, and that it will run smoothly once we get it. :D
*Warning, here comes the angry mob.
Last edited by ADangerousPickle; Sep 11, 2015 @ 9:02pm
Minimal-Style Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:47pm 
THX for the Information !

Maybe you could also clarify if the first DX12 patch includes SLI/Crossfire support?

regards MinimalStyle
Last edited by Minimal-Style; Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:50pm
Strider Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:47pm 
Originally posted by BeeGeePee:
There is no way you guys didn't know this was going to be delayed earlier. If you are reliant on the 3rd parties to perform tasks on their end AND you THEN have to test the game further post driver updates there is no way you were ever going to release it tonight . . .

So, why the F didn't you just say so earlier!? Why make us all wait around and constantly check. I downloaded this for F2P weekend. This makes me really not want to give your game a shot.

Oh stop crying man...

So they found an issue.... They informed us ... Deal with it

Sick of you whiny kids
Bracus Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:47pm 
I though it wont make it, don't ask me why :)

The only think i dont understand why don't u announce things only what's already made and tested? You would spare yourself a lot of whines and everyone would be more happy.
ADangerousPickle Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:48pm 
Originally posted by BeeGeePee:
There is no way you guys didn't know this was going to be delayed earlier. If you are reliant on the 3rd parties to perform tasks on their end AND you THEN have to test the game further post driver updates there is no way you were ever going to release it tonight . . .

So, why the F didn't you just say so earlier!? Why make us all wait around and constantly check. I downloaded this for F2P weekend. This makes me really not want to give your game a shot.
And Bee, if you didnt read the post it is driver issues, not something the programming team can legally change on their own. So instead of complaining, be glad they're still actually trying to do it and working this hard for it, instead of just saying "oh well, we tried".
Sai Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:48pm 
It's better it's delayed than releasing it and it breaking and crashing.

BUT, knowing the people on these forums. Here comes the rage!
Strider Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:48pm 
Originally posted by Bracus:
I though it wont make it, don't ask me why :)

The only think i dont understand why don't u announce things only what's already made and tested? You would spare yourself a lot of whines and everyone would be more happy.

Just as many people whine about not being informed of when it was to be expected
Enrell Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:50pm 
Originally posted by BeeGeePee:
There is no way you guys didn't know this was going to be delayed earlier. If you are reliant on the 3rd parties to perform tasks on their end AND you THEN have to test the game further post driver updates there is no way you were ever going to release it tonight . . .

So, why the F didn't you just say so earlier!? Why make us all wait around and constantly check. I downloaded this for F2P weekend. This makes me really not want to give your game a shot.

WTf are u? A FREELOADER??
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