Studio Wildcard is not a stranger to controversy. Their previous games, Ark: Survival Evolved, were reviled to release a paid expansion pack before it started out of Early Access. The game's Nintendo Switch port was also a mess.
Wildcard is now on fire for their latest game Atlas, as players claim is a reskinned version of Ark.
"You start on a beach with very Ark like graphics, interface a user interface, and then turn trees / random mobs / pick up plants to create and level up just like Ark," a Reddit user said on a thread about the game.
Most egregious is a hidden menu on the Atlas main screen. By continuing to press the down button on the main menu, select an unknown hidden menu option. By pressing & # 39; A & # 39; or & # 39; Enter & # 39; you enter a menu ripped straight from Ark: Survival Evolved.
Twitch streamer Mukkayo discovered the menu during a Twitch stream. Ripped straight from the dinosaur survival game, the options inside the Ark menu allow you to choose between the four different worlds available for sheets, dinosaur damage, and custom sheets.
Esport's consultant Rod Breslau wrote the clip on Twitter and said that "Atlas is basically a re-skinned version of Ark. How is this number one game on Twitch?"
Other Atlas players are far from happy. After the incredible trailer appeared during The Game Awards 201
Atlast's Lead Community Manager issued a statement saying: " I am not exaggerating, this is not from a marketing mouth, the game is incredible, and all the hype is justified – everything you've seen in the trailer and the advertising media is real … it was only registered with the user interface turned off lol … "Time will tell.
Atlas is available on steam in early access now. It is currently set for launch in the Xbox Game Preview next year.