The team behind ARK: Survival Evolved recently launched the single most important new feature to ever arrive on the first-person online survival game. Forget about new weapons and creative ways to take out enemies that are larger than life, because now you can breed your very own baby-freaking-dinosaurs.
Anyone who grew up watching the Jurassic Park movies has likely fantasized about what it would be like to have their very own collection of dinosaurs running around. I'm not sure a kid could watch that raptor hatching scene in the original movie and not be overcome with a sense of wonder.
Well, now you can experience the joys of parenting dinosaurs for yourself in Ark: Survival Evolved, as creature breeding and baby raising has been implemented into the game. According to the announcement, this is the team's first swing at the process, so don't be surprised if there are still some kinks in need of working out. Otherwise, though, you're free to dive in and try out the process for yourself.
But as Jeff Goldbloom's character points out in Jurrasic Park: The Lost World, babies eventually grow up. Or, as he puts it, the whole process starts with “Ooh and ahh,” but then later there's running and screaming.
For those of you who enjoy the study and practice of eugenics, the announcement goes on to explain that selectively breeding creatures can result in offspring that demonstrate your desired qualities and, over generations of breeding, you might be able to craft your perfect dinosaur. Again, I'm fairly certain this was the plot of Jurassic World, and we see how well that went for all parties involved.
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