Ark: Survival Evolved hits Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere, cross-play

ARK: Survival Evolved
ARK: Survival Evolved (Image credit: Studio Wildcard)

The game is already available for Xbox One, but now it supports Xbox Play Anywhere. This means that you only have to purchase the game once and you can play it on both platforms at no additional cost. It also means that survivors can now pick up their adventure where they left off, switching between their Xbox One and Windows 10 device while taking their saved progress, gamerscore, expansions, and achievements with them.

Additionally, Ark: Survival Evolved for Windows 10 now supports Microsoft's cross-play feature. This means that Xbox One and Windows 10 players will be able to cooperate or compete on the same servers to capture, tame, and train the dinosaurs in the game.

Ark: Survival Evolved is an extreme survival game which requires patience as well as resource-gathering to succeed. Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to survive and eventually thrive. One of the greatest mechanics has to be how you can use your skills to tame dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. The game has numerous servers so you can team up with your friends and other individuals to conquer the challenges together. However, that's not all. You also have to uncover the mystery of the Ark and why you're there. Is this an alien spaceship? What purpose does it serve? The game is addictive and it'll become an obsession for a while. Be sure to check out the title at retailers because it's quite good already, and it'll be even better on Xbox One X.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • You know, in the end we're going to have a great game store by piggybacking on Xbox games, not unlike some apps came to W10M just because they were UWP. Clever strategy.
  • crossplay with Steam would be great just like they did with Rise of Nations.
  • I was really hoping for that. I bought it on Steam, and then my wife wanted it on Xbox, so I now own it on Steam, W10, and Xbox, and no good way to play together on single player.
  • Hey man are you not sharing your digital games with her? If so you can log on PC still via Win 10 and she can play from the Xbox under her gamertag
  • She doesn't currently have a paid gamertag, even still though, we hosted a match on the XOX and played on the Xone as well. It still had the crappy constraint whre 2 players had to be near each other (which was advertized to be missing on the XOX hosted games)
  • She doesn't need to pay for LIVE if your XBOX is set as the home XBOX and she is signed in. It will leech off your LIVE, as well as allow her to play any games you have bought.