Ark: Survival Evolved’s Aberration expansion is totally sci-fi

Ahead of the game’s second expansion launch next month, Studio Wildcard has released a new trailer for Aberration, showing off its radioactive biomes, mega-crabs, and laser guns. Most of which I’ll probably never get to see because I can’t even finish building a grass house without being eaten by pterodactyls.

In Aberration, players are dropped into an ARK space zoo whose maintenance systems have malfunctioned, resulting in – what else? – exotic genetic mutants. Something about life finding a way… to kill you. There expansion also introduces ziplines, wingsuits, and climbing picks for extreme traversal funsies, and some neon-futuristic aesthetics.

It’s out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on 12 December.