'Ark: Survival Evolved' has been delayed.

Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved

The full release of the action-adventure survival video game was supposed to launch on August 8 after having been in the early access stages for a whopping two years, but developers at Wildcard have now pushed the release back a further three weeks as it took "longer than expected" for the title to receive its Gold Master certification.

In a forum post uploaded to the game's website, the developers said: "Let's address the mammoth in the room. Official Release. As of today, 'ARK' has completed its Gold Master and certification for retail release. This process took a little longer than expected and as a result, our release date has been pushed back to August the 29th. We're deeply apologetic for those who were negatively affected by the delay; it sucks, it wasn't what we had wanted, nor planned but where we currently stand. We wanted to address this sooner but did not want to make any statements until we were completely sure of what was going to happen. (sic)"

Also coming on August 29 will be the game's newest map Ragnarok, and Wildcard insist the extended time on the map's release will allow for "further development" of its features.

The post continued: "Ragnarok's new release date on console and upcoming PC update will now also be the 29th of August. This extended time will allow further development of the map and you guys can expect a gigantic update, even bigger than we initially thought.

"On the date of release, the overground of the world will increase by approximately one quarter, which is near-enough a 'TheIsland-sized' expansion; the update will feature new biomes, a coastal Wyvern canyon, an epic boss encounter, new engrams, and something secret the Ragnarok team are cooking up! We will also be adding their custom creatures to our main game, which will allow players to transfer them via the CrossARK system, so you'll be able to bring over your Ice Wyverns to The Island, The Center, and Scorched Earth! (sic)"

'Ark: Survival Evolved' will be released for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 29.