Studio Wildcard, known for their work on the Jurassic-era online survival title, ARK: Survival Evolved, seems to be busy working on a new title. It was available to the public through Steam’s Early Access section for years, making its appearance on June 2, 2015, just weeks before Jurassic World’s release. Since then, it managed to rack up 12 million players as of December 2017.
Right now, after Ark’s final release, it seems Studio Wildcard are moving on to their next project. A trailer was posted to their YouTube channel earlier today, titled “Atlas Internal Trailer 2,” hinting towards the posting being an accidental click by an employee. A Reddit user managed to spot the video, and once you upload something to the internet, it is there to stay. Other people noticed it was accidental, simply due to the words “internal” and numbered 2, and even the lack of clear description under the video.
It is a 3-minute long trailer, showcasing ships, pirates, naval combat, character and ship customization, gun combat and much more. All this hints towards Studio Wildcard working on a title with a similar concept to Rare’s Sea of Thieves or even Ubisoft’s upcoming Skull & Bones. The walking and gun mechanics seem very familiar to Ark players once they watched the trailer. For now, take all this with a grain of salt, since the studio is yet to confirm or deny the existence of Atlas.
Will you be willing to play a pirate-themed title developed by Studio Wildcard? Or do you think the recent trend in pirate video games needs to cool down? Let us know what you think.
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