Is Ark: Survival Evolved cross-platform? Crossplay on Xbox, PS5, & PC

Sam Smith
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Ark: Survival Evolved is an open-world game in which players can explore, build, and hunt massive beasts together. However, does Ark: Survival Evolved support cross-platform play?

Ark: Survival Evolved has been available on most major platforms for several years. The game thrives on multiplayer play, letting various survivors either team up to hunt dinosaurs or go to war with each other. Cross-platform play is available in Ark: Survival Evolved, but there are some caveats.

While some platforms can play alongside others, this doesn’t apply to every one of them. Below, we’ve included how cross-platform play works in Ark: Survival Evolved, and which platforms can play with one another.

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You hunt dinosaurs in Ark across all platforms.

Is Ark: Survival Evolved cross-platform?

Ark: Survival Evolved only supports cross-platform play between iOS and Android devices, as well as between PC and Xbox players.

This means that those playing on PlayStation and Nintendo platforms will only be able to play with others on the same platforms.

For example, those playing on Nintendo Switch can only play with those also playing on Switch, and those playing on PS4/PS5 can only play with others using a PlayStation console.

It also seems unlikely that Ark players on PlayStation or Switch will be able to play with those on Xbox, PC, or mobile platforms at this point. However, never say never. If this does become the case, we’ll be sure to update you here.

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know on whether or not Ark: Survival Evolved is cross-platform. For games you can enjoy with friends, check out our other crossplay guides for the biggest multiplayer titles:

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About The Author

Sam is a Senior Games Writer for Dexerto specializing in Survival Horror, Diablo, Final Fantasy, and Soulslikes. An NCTJ accredited journalist, Sam also holds a degree in journalism from the University of Central Lancashire and has many years of experience as a professional writer. Being able to marry his love of writing with his addiction to video games was always one of his life goals. He also loves all things PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo in equal measure. Contact at