Studio Wildcard announced that the mobile version of ARK: Survival Evolved will be “designed and developed” by War Drum Studios, the same studio responsible for bringing Rockstar Games projects like Grand Theft Auto to mobile devices.This isn’t the first time Studio Wildcard has toyed with the idea of portable prehistoric exploration and dinosaur taming. A few months back, the developer said the Nintendo Switch was a “great platform” and even thought ARK: Survival Evolved could be a good fit for the hybrid console. It seems that, for now, the studio has turned to mobile devices to satisfy this desire for portability.
Following a closed beta of ARK on March 15, War Drum and Studio Wildcard are planning to ARK Survival Evolved Items launch the game on both iOS and Android this spring. Since its time as a Steam Early Access title in June 2015 and official release in August 2017, the game has amassed sales of over 9 million copies and more than 13 million players across all platforms (Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One).