ARK: Aberration Expansion, the rather big expansion to ARK: Survival Evolved [Steam] now has a release date and it's soon.
It will officially release on December 12th. If you forgot all about it, here's the trailer again:
The expansion actually sounds like a far more interesting game than the standard ARK that's for sure. It adds in an entirely new map that looks quite amazing set on a broken ARK, tons of new items, new creatures, new environmental challanges and plenty more.
I won't personally purchase it until I see them make good on fixing up the Linux version. The biggest reason, is that their current Linux port really doesn't look anything close to how good it looks in the Windows version, which for me is a problem. I want to enjoy it, but side by side it's quite poor. This is why I was really glad to see them actually post about it too, with the developer saying they will get to the Linux issues and they are still looking at Vulkan in future. It's not perfect, but it's certainly not the worst Linux port out there.
Our game server for ARK is still running, with no current plans to remove it. See the details on our Server Page.
It's also on sale for 50% off on Steam right now.