After another Linux site listed ARK in their top games list, the ARK Twitter account tweeted out publicly to let everyone know that ARK: Survival Evolved [Steam] will move to Vulkan for Linux.
Thanks for the shout-out! We're aiming to support Vulkan & Metal for ARK on Linux & Mac in 2017! (major graphics improvement) https://t.co/f3UxGuB6uS— ARK (@survivetheark) December 29, 2016
This would be extremely welcome, as every time I try to play ARK it runs like utter junk even with my 980ti. The Linux experience right now is pretty bad, so I haven't put a lot of time into it. It's a shame, as it looks damn good on Windows and performs much better.