Ark: Survival evolved is still sitting in Steam early access after some time. Despite this, it just recently launched its first paid DLC pack, Scorched Earth. Few can deny that Ark is certainly well put together and filled to the brim with content for an “unfinished” game. That being said, is it fair for a developer to add paid content before officially launching their game?
The new pack, called Scorched Earth drops players out of Arks standard island setting in favor of a large desert filled with intricate cave systems and tall mountains. Naturally, water is a more challenging resource to come by, so dehydration is a huge issue. Players will have 50 plus new items to craft and new animals to tame. I think I even spotted a dragon in the trailer you can check out below.
Scorched Earth uses a new feature called the Gateway. This will allow players who can survive the horrid desert to travel back and forth between the Scorched Earth map and Arks standard map, bringing with them any new tools and animals they collect.
I for one don’t feel great about shelling out another $19.99 for a game that has yet to see a final release. Ark does have a huge following so as they say vote with your wallet. What do you guys think? Is paid DLC for early access games appropriate? Keep the discussion going in the comments and until next time thanks for dropping by.