Vin Diesel is once again dipping his hand into the world of game development with Ark 2.
Ark 2 was one of the more surprising announcements at last week Game Awards. The series has a huge audience, but seeing a revamped take on the game was not something most expected. Especially not with Vin Diesel's face plastered all over the trailer.
It turns out, the actor will be more than just a face. Studio Wildcard has now announced that Vin Diesel has taken a leadership role on their production team. Specifically, he will be the president of creative convergence.
That's a long title, but the developer clarified what the role entails, “As Wildcard’s president of creative convergence, Diesel will act as an executive producer of ARK 2, where he stars as Santiago, a fully rendered hero protagonist, as well as EP of the newly announced Ark: The Animated Series, where his character will cross over from the video game.”
Vin Diesel said of joining the studio, “I’m having a lot of fun playing Ark and also really excited to join the Studio Wildcard team to develop the story both in-game and in the new animated series.”
Interestingly, Doug Kennedy, CEO of Studio Wildcard, revealed during the announcement that Diesel has played “1000s” of hours of Ark: Survival Evolved.
It appears like this might be a passion project for Diesel, and it won't be his first in games. Vin Diesel actually founded Tigon Studios in 2002 which produced games like Wheelman and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. They also co-developed this years' Fast and Furious Crossroads, with Slightly Mad Studios.
Not too much is known about Ark 2 yet, but we do know it is expected to land in 2022.