One final hurdle has kept Ark: Survival Evolved from making its August 8th release date, announces Studio Wildcard, as it gets pushed to the end of August.
You'll have to wait an extra three weeks if you've been keeping away from the Early Access versions of Ark: Survival Evolved, the sandbox survival sim full of dinosaurs, base building and player warfare.
"As of today, ARK has completed its Gold Master and certification for retail release. This process took a little longer than expected and as a result, our release date has been pushed back to August the 29th. We're deeply apologetic for those who were negatively affected by the delay; it sucks, it wasn't what we had wanted, nor planned but where we currently stand. We wanted to address this sooner but did not want to make any statements until we were completely sure of what was going to happen."
This also has a knock-on effect for the free DLC Ragnarok that will also be held back and launch alongside the official release later in August. They'll use the extra time to cram some extra dev time in, they say. This update includes an increased overground size, new biomes, new engrams, a coastal Wyvern cavern, an epic boss and "something secret the Ragnarok team are cooking up!"
Ark: Survival Evolved releases on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 August 29th, 2017.