ARK: Survival Evolved went into Xbox One Game Preview on the 16th December and in doing so surpassed the DAU (Daily Active Users) than the PC counterpart has which released on Steam Early Access back in June.
This may be a surprise to some as the PC version is currently enjoying a 40% Early Access discount from its usual $29.99 price putting it at $17.99 vs the Xbox One price of $34.99.
Also, the Xbox One version is missing a number of features that make the game fully functional on the platform including screen resizing options and virtual keyboard options to do basics like renaming your survivor. We last played ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox One on the 16th December so these may have already been addressed.
Studio Wildcard co-founder Jesse Rapczak told Destructoid that the “daily Xbox One player count is already bigger than on PC.” which boasts almost 56k on Steam.
The Xbox One version of the game will receive “updates about every two weeks” and features like split screen support, gamepad customization, UI improvements, the same content that the PC version is getting along with other balances and tweaks.
Due to the unexpected demand, Studio Wildcard will be adding additional servers to handle demand. There is no word on whether ARK: Survival Evolved will feature Rent-a-Server capabilities like Battlefield 3 offered console players.
Xbox Survivors, we hear your requests, and we are adding more servers tonight! Thank you for your continued support and patience. #playARK
— ARK (@survivetheark) December 30, 2015