“Ark: Survival Evolved” has been in early accesses for over a year now. You would think the development team would have been using this time and the money made from the $30 asking price to finish the game, but it seems they had different plans. Last Thursday the development team released a $20 expansion for the called “Scorched Earth”, but the game has still not left steam early access. So in order to get the full experience of this unfinished game you’ll have to fork over nearly as much cash as a full retail game.
Now, i have an issue with either early access or DLC, but this is bothers me greatly. To me this is the developer using the “early access” label to undermine criticism for what should be a finished game. I could be wrong, but that’s the only way i can see them thinking this was a good idea. The fact of the matter is, if you are already charging for a game that isn’t finished, your main focus should be on finishing the game and not on getting more money out of an unfinished product.