Ark Dev’s New Game Is A Pirate Sandbox MMO And It Looks Amazing

The Game Awards 2018 showed off a lot of new and upcoming games, but one that’s gotten everyone talking is Atlas.

Coming from the directors of Ark: Survival Evolved, the recent announcement showed off an incredibly ambitious new project that’s planned to be 1,200 times bigger than Survival Evolved.



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The pirate MMO from Studio Wildcard – which also features dragons because why not – looks like it’s going to mix exploring, combat, and monster-hunting in a giant sandbox of a game that’s really going to let you run wild.

Excitingly, the game will use Nvidia technology “WaveWorks,” which is supposed to show you better water physics and ocean graphics than the likes of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

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If you missed it at The Game Awards earlier this month, check out the trailer below.

Atlas will be available on Steam Early Access from 13 December 2018.


It will then head to Xbox One’s Game Preview program in early 2019, and hopefully eventually it’ll make it to the PlayStation 4.

Will you be playing this?

Atlas isn’t the only game from TGA 2018 that people are hyped for. One of the most surprising reveals of the night was the announcement of Mortal Kombat 11 – something no-one saw coming.

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon tweeted short after the reveal: “I’m really surprised nobody guessed we were working on a Mortal Kombat game What’s wrong with everyone?”

Other top announcements included the remake of PlayStation One classic, Crash Team Racing.