ARK Park PSVR Update Arrives With Free Locomotion And Improved Graphics

ARK Park: Dino Hoss

The PSVR version of ARK Park has now been updated. The new update includes free locomotion and a graphics improvement of 16% in the visual aspect of the game. The graphical improvements result in a more vivid and realistic dinosaur world without compromising the frame rate.

If you’re a techie you might be wondering how ARK Park was upgraded:

To give PSVR users a measurable improvement in fidelity, the developers experimented with an alternate rendering mode. The result was a small gain in resolution, more effective anti-aliasing, and a boost to bloom lighting as well. Snail Games also spent some extra time on particular maps to bring out the fine detail in each model and texture.

Here are some before and after shots to feast your eyes on (select each for a larger view):

ARK Park: Before And After 8 ARK Park: Before And After 9

Other improvements were made to Teleportation and the Tutorials and of course Bug Fixes are included. The original teleportation method still remains but is an option and can be easily accessed in the system settings. Additionally, a tutorial was added that explains the free movement option for new players or those starting on a new playthrough from scratch. Other changes include – players are now directed to the tutorial/story mode, character creation interface and “fuzzy fonts” issues have been fixed and on the Gatling Gun the development team added an explanatory prompt.

About ARK Park

Based on Studio Wildcard’s best-selling ARK: Survival Evolved, ARK Park allows VR users – and their friends – to interact with more than 100 dinosaurs rendered in stunning detail across 6 massive environments. In ARK Park, your headset of choice allows you to experience a series of mind-blowing VR-driven theme-park attractions built on top of a variety of biomes – each with distinct weather patterns, vegetation, and terrain. Designed from the ground up as a realistic dinosaur theme park simulation, the game allows you to freely traverse the grounds without any restrictions whatsoever. There’s no set plot or schedule to follow: Choose how and where to go next at all times – surveying the prehistoric park at your own pace. You can even join your friends in multiplayer “park tours” to share the thrill of getting up close and personal with living, breathing dinosaurs!

Pricing And Availability

ARK Park is available on HTC Vive (SteamVR and Viveport), PSVR, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets:

Steam
Standard Edition: $39.99
Deluxe Edition (including Tek Package): $47.99
Store URL: http://store.steampowered.com/app/529910/ARK_Park

Viveport
Standard Edition: $39.99
Store URL: https://www.viveport.com/apps/05589bd7-a11d-4d9e-acc4-f0664df27713

Oculus
Standard Edition: $39.99
Store URL: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1130704570365536/

PSVR
Standard Edition: $49.99
Deluxe Edition (including Hunter Package): $57.99
PSVR PlayStation Plus members only: Desert Camouflage Outfit.
Store URL: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0781-CUSA10975_00-ARKPARK000000001

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Scott is a comic book, music and gaming nerd since the the late 70s. Gaming all began on the Colecovision and Atari 2600.

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