This evening, to no sur­prise to any­one who plays Ark on con­soles, Stu­dio Wild­card has delayed the lat­est patch for con­soles by anoth­er 2 days.

Again con­sole play­ers are left with stale dinos, game break­ing bugs and no new con­tent. The Ark east­er event has­n’t even hap­pened on con­soles yet, and in case you don’t know, East­er has been over for 8 days at the time of this writ­ing. 

No rea­son was giv­en for the delay, but this isn’t out of the ordi­nary. Ark play­ers who play on con­sole have been con­sis­tent­ly lied to and had major delays. Result­ing in con­sole play­ers los­ing dinos and items due to game break­ing bugs, dis­con­nects and roll backs.

Wild­card con­stant­ly pro­mot­ed this patch on their twit­ter and in their offi­cial forums, giv­ing con­sole play­ers an ETA of April 24th some time ago.

I under­stand ETA means esti­mat­ed time of arrival, but every sin­gle patch is con­stant­ly delayed on con­sole. When the patch­es do get released, the biggest issues in Ark are nev­er fixed. 

For exam­ple, Blue screen­ing on the PS4. Blue screen­ing is when you are play­ing your game and the game crash­es to a blue error screen, Leav­ing you com­plete­ly vul­ner­a­ble to loss. It does­n’t mat­ter where you are, air, water or land.

On top of the crash, it takes sev­er­al min­utes to log back in and be able to move you and your mount to safe­ty. It is very, very frus­trat­ing for PS4 play­ers.

Ark does not bal­ance things dif­fer­ent­ly for PVP and PVE, so any­thing they deem over­pow­ered in PVP will be destroyed in PVE, In fact the way they fix PVE is just to dis­able fea­tures. (Pick­ing Up Wild Dinos) (Giga Enrage Killing its rid­er and every­thing around it)

I like Ark and have a lot of time in the game, but I will quit play­ing if they don’t start being hon­est and com­mu­ni­cat­ing in a time­ly fash­ion. You can’t treat your play­ers, the peo­ple who pay your salaries like this Wild­card.

Im open to inter­view and hash this out for anoth­er arti­cle, but until then I’m going to keep spread­ing the facts as they are now. It’s your move Wild­card.