Studio Wildcard, the developers of survival sandbox ARK: Survival Evolved has announced that you will be able to rent private dedicated servers on the Playstation 4 version game as of today. Xbox One players will have to wait a bit longer until September.
The servers offer ARK survivors to host private, player-run worlds for themselves and their console friends with up to 100 players per server. In addition hosts can set a variety of parameters and custom rules for games. To host your own server, go here..
Nitrado is the first server provider to offer ARK private console dedicated servers with more coming soon. Servers are available at a monthly cost with the goal of making them available to the widest group of players possible. Costs are going only to the server hosting companies.
A key feature offered is “Cross ARK”, which allows players to connect multiple custom private servers together to create a large cluster and jump seamlessly between different servers/worlds. All server settings can be adapted to the player’s preference by editing the settings through the web portal.
ARK: Survival Evolved will launch worldwide in digital and retail on 29 August 2017 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.