So when Ark Park was announced last year, developer Snail Games’ Peacock studio and their partner, Studio Wildcard, made the game look like a peaceful educational game. A friendly dinosaur park almost in line with what the island from the Jurassic Park movies was supposed to be. But a new video from the studio reveals what looks like a new game mode for Ark Park where you get to team up with three buddies to gun down various dinos in a wave-shooter extravaganza.
Yes, the developers took a relatively unique concept (for VR at the moment, at least) and turned it into a VR wave shooter. Because that tried and true recipe is what we need more of in this industry. Not only that, it looks to be a stand-still-in-one-place experience where you just try to kill as many of the oncoming dinosaurs as possible.
Check out the new trailer below:
The only redeeming aspect of this whole thing might be that it fits somewhat better with the overall Ark: Survival Evolved theme – the game on which Ark Park is based. In Ark: Survival Evolved you have to survive the deadly beasts on an island where they rule. Starting out with nothing, players can then gather resources and tame the beasts to help them stay alive in either a solitary or co-op/versus game.
From what I can gleam from this trailer, however, it’s not so much about the survival as it is just about killing the dinos for fun. There doesn’t seem to be a storyline either so don’t hold too much hope for a Jurassic Park scenario where you visit a friendly park that turns deadly when the creatures start running amok. Though that might very well be the case when the game releases later this year.
For now, however, it looks like Ark Park will simply have two game modes – the kid-friendly, educational mode and the ‘no (dino) guts no glory’ wave shooter mode. No official release date has been announced for Ark Park yet, however it is set to release for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR sometime in 2017.
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