Ark: Survival Evolved is currently one of the most popular games on Steam. It's also become one of the most popular games on the Xbox One, where it was recently released on. The numbers for the game on the Microsoft console are so hot that they've even managed to surpass the game's user concurrency numbers on Steam, its developer has revealed.
The game was released as a work-in-progress on Xbox One through the system's Game Preview Program. It has garnered over a million downloads in under a week. Studio Wildcard developer Jesse Rapczak says that the number is a mix of free trials and paid purchases.
Rapczak believes that the game's quick rise to popularity on the Xbox One is simply evidence that gamers are looking for a survival experience on the console. To date, no other game has managed to offer a massively multiplayer, large-scale survival game besides Ark on the console.
"And as the only true large-scale multiplayer survival game available on console, perhaps it comes as no surprise that Ark's daily Xbox One player count is already bigger than on PC," he wrote.
Players can expect to play the full version of the game when it's released in June 2016 across the PC, Xbox One and PS4. Until then, its developers will keep adding new features and polish. The console versions are expected to support split-screen co-op and gamepad customization.