Giant rideable kangaroos hop into ARK: Survival Evolved for Xbox One

ARK: Survival Evolved, a game that pits you in a world of dinosaurs and other giant creatures to survive the elements, has received its first big update for the Xbox One, and it's a doozy. Alongside a slew of fixes and balance changes, the update brings the ability for players to ride a Procoptodon — essentially a giant prehistoric kangaroo.

The Procoptodon can support two players, allowing one to control the movement while the other sits in the pouch and fires away with weapons. You can check out the Procoptodon jumping over walls and just generally being awesome in the video above. Of course, there's a bit more in the update as well; here's a breakdown:

  • Dino rebalancing
  • The addition of a primitive cage and stone fireplace items
  • Fixed Cave Loading crash/fall-thru
  • Improved performance: better framerate, less stalls
  • Fixed crosshair not appearing
  • Fixed potential loss of character save data in local mode
  • Fixed fur armor colorization
  • Improved speed of server listing
  • Fixed Taming Dinos losing Inventories/messed-up-Inventories upon reloading single player save game
  • Fixed a memory leak that was typically causing crashes around the Volcano area

While ARK isn't due for a full, official launch until on Xbox One until sometime this summer, it was released in mid-December as part of the Xbox One Preview program, allowing you to test the game out as it develops. If your interest is piqued and you're okay with dealing with some inevitable bugs as development goes on, you can pick up ARK now on the Xbox Store for $34.99.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • This app needs updating, vis a vis the link
  • Soon™
  • $34.99 now. How much will it cost at launch? And how do achievements work in Game Preview?
  • There's no achievements yet. I've read somewhere that the development team stated that they probably won't add achievements untill the game is near release. So there is a chance that anything you do now will not count towards any achievement and you will have to do again. Fun game though, still recommend it
  • Full game price probably. Around 50-60
  • So they haven't officially announced anything then? If it is a $60 game at launch, then buying it for $35 now is enticing.
  • 35? This game used to be 20 on PC unless I'm wrong.
  • It's $29.99 on Steam. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Are the servers cheat proof yet? That's what's making me hold back for this game. Every review has a cheat story.
  • Cheat on Xbox One?
  • Yeah there are exploits, not necessarily cheats. It's still in development.
  • waste of money. i got the game now you cant get on the same server a second time. spent 10 min watching all the servers near full or full.  They need more servers.  its sad!!!