Wildcard have announced that their highly anticipated sequel ARK II will not launch this year as previously scheduled, and the release is now moved to late-2024 on Xbox and PC.

The studio issued the following statement on the matter: “We’ve put much thought into delaying ARK II for the betterment of the final product and the team’s well-being. This news will be disappointing to many—we feel it too — but we’re confident this heavy decision is the right one. Our goal is to make ARK II the best game it can be and provide a truly exceptional and rewarding experience for players.”

“We sincerely apologize for this delay and genuinely appreciate your understanding. Your support and passion are vital to us, and we will continue to work intensively to deliver the ultimate next-gen dinosaur survival experience. With that in mind, we do not plan to showcase any gameplay/screenshots/videos of ARK II this year; however, we intend to keep you informed and engaged in the development process by regularly showcasing more ARK II assets in the months ahead.”

ARK II is a sequel to 2017’s Ark: Survival Evolved and it was first announced back in 2020. It has been in development ever since. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for at least 16 more months for the game to arrive at this point.

ARK II is currently in development for Xbox Series X and PC.