Those that’ve put a crap ton of hours into Ark: Survival Evolved know that it takes loads of work to seek out what the hell is occurring in the story. It’s not a traditional narrative by any means, and there’s a number of work to be accomplished to hit those in-game cutscenes. However Ark 2 seems like it could be taking a more consumer-friendly approach. With the latest trailer of Ark 2, we acquired a glimpse of a very familiar face: Vin Diesel, who will play the hero character Santiago.

It’s unclear if there’s an overarching story to be had in Ark 2. It may very well be that Vin Diesel performs an NPC within the open-world, or he could be a playable character. In the first game, you merely create a goofy-looking player-character. Regardless of the narrative, it looks like there are antagonistic humanoids in the game that look like monsters, which wasn’t the case in the first game, not less than not after I played it.

If Ark 2 is going to face out from its predecessor and set up itself as a AAA title, a completely fleshed out narrative with one of the crucial widespread Hollywood actors would definitely do the trick. It’s definitely not the move I was expecting from the small dinosaur game that launched in early access on Xbox back in 2017.

At the very finish of Ark: Survival Evolved, we see Vin Diesel’s character leaving his pod and landing on a new world, which is presumably the place Ark 2 takes place, but that’s all we know so far.

Ark 2 gameplay
Ark has gotten pretty wild since I last played it, with the introduction to aliens, more robot dinosaurs, dragons, area fight, and David Tennant.

It’s unclear what Ark 2 has in store for us, but the trailer made it look relatively tame compared to the first game. Nevertheless, the first title started out in an analogous fashion, so it’s solely doable that Ark 2 is hitting the reset button and starting contemporary before letting players have full-blown mecha-battles with monsters.

I just hope that Ark 2 chills out with a few of the in-game timers. I was traumatized once I came back from a three-day break to find out that every one of my dinosaurs had died of starvation after I spent so many hours capturing them.

However, Ark has taken on a very totally different tone after I performed it, so more than likely the new tone established in the beginning of Ark 2 will vastly deviate from the original. Ideally, there will be a more streamlined introduction to more advanced technology. But we won’t know for positive until the next trailer drops.

We don’t know a lot about Ark 2, let alone what it’ll take to actually run the game, but when Ark: Survival Developed is any indication, you’ll want a beastly PC to run it at a respectable frame rate.

In Ark: Survival Advanced, the minimal specs required only an Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD FX-8320 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 670 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GPU. But any Ark player can inform you that there’s no way those specs can preserve the chaos that is Ark: Survival Evolved.

There are plenty of videos of individuals on-line hitting 60 fps on high settings at 1080p with 10-series GPUs for Ark: Survival Evolved. If I had to guess, I imagine that RTX 20-series CPUs will be essential to effectively run Ark 2. However you will find that even cheap gaming laptops will work for that, boasting 30-series GPUs.