ARK: Survival Evolved Generates $10m in a Week
Back in May, a dinosaur survival MMO appeared out of nowhere. Now ARK: Survival Evolved has sold over 400,000 units, generating over $10 million USD in sales since its June 2 release. The game has also seen one of the top 4 Steam games along with Dota 2, CS:GO and TF2, by a peak of 64,979 simultaneous users.
“It’s too early to talk about profit since we still have a game to make and there are plenty of costs associated with all of that, but the revenue from sales has already paid for the $1.5 million cost of development over the past seven months,” Jesse Rapczak, co-founder and co-creative director for Studio Wildcard explained to GamesIndustry.biz.
Ark: Survival Evolved is currently on Steam Early Access, and it’s scheduled to release in June 2016 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.