Update (Mon 14th Dec, 2020 10:30pm): Microsoft has since clarified the exclusivity surrounding Ark II, calling it a "console launch exclusive" for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

"Now with Ark II, players will be thrust into a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man, facing down the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and the exotic environments of an unearthly planet. Survivors will continue Ark’s dramatic eons-spanning story of humankind’s evolution, in this next-generation sandbox survival experience."

Original story (Fri 11th Dec, 2020 10:15 GMT): Here's a surprise we weren't expecting at The Game Awards 2020 last night! The next entry in the ARK series has been revealed, starring none other than Vin Diesel, and it'll also be an Xbox console exclusive!

There's very little information to go on about the game so far, other than it's coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC, but you can check out the lengthy trailer above, complete with plenty of Vin Diesel hack-and-slash action.

Here's what Xbox exec Aaron Greenberg had to say about Ark II following its announcement:

"We are excited to be working with the Studios Wildcard team on bringing ARK II staring Vin Diesel exclusively to Xbox Series X|S consoles."

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