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Ark: Survival Evolved made $10 million in one week of Steam Early Access

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Open world dinosaur survival game Ark: Survival Evolved was released on Steam's Early Access on June 2 and has already made $10 million, just from that. The trailer (below) was released in May and got pretty much everyone talking, with hits of over a million already to prove that buzz.

The good news is that the game has been well received, which almost certainly contributes to the sizable figures. Early access can be a tricky thing for consumers, so it's good to see a studio that isn't, for lack of a better term, taking advantage of their fans. Studio Wildcard's co-founder Jesse Rapczak explains his philosophy on early access games in an interview with "My personal view is that Early Access should be for games that could be considered nearly complete or where the end is in sight. . . . 80 percent of the main game is done."

Between this and The Witcher 3 selling 4 million copies in two weeks, it seems good games are being rewarded for being good, a trend we can all hope to keep alive. The full version of Ark is due out a year from now, in June 2016, on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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