2016 Game of the Year, game of the generation and #1 greatest game in the whole industry overall.
Xbox One version is more popular than PC,
QUOTEARK: Survival Evolved had been downloaded over 1 million times in a week and that “Survivors had lasted a combined 200,000 real-life days against the dinosaurs and perils of the island, including other players”. Moreover, Rapczak says that “ARK’s daily Xbox One player count is already bigger than on PC” with Steam’s official stats saying that today, ARK has had a peak player count of 55, 936 and that it’s one of Steam’s (current) most popular games.QUOTE
PS4 version is going to be even more globally popular, ARK SE gives more things for free than any other game. While Scorched Earth is paid DLC, they added The Center map and tons of other things for free, including procedurally generated maps. PS4 is getting Split Screen, plus the updates the other platforms are getting. Can be played solo, coop and competitive. 1st person and 3rd person. great character creation and one of a kind gameplay hybrid.
no game is played for over a year if it wasn't optimized enough to be playable, and ARK alpha build is playable and stable enough to be fun.