This looks really interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing it. The game's lore is actually hidden throughout the game in Explorer Notes. These are hidden throughout the ARKs and easy to miss out on. You can also see some of the lore when you "ascend," that is beat the boss of the ARK you're on. You can find the Explorer Notes on Fandom here: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Explorer_Notes You can find all of ARK's cutscenes (including the new ones recently added) on YouTube.
Let me know what you think of this and if you're looking forward to it, too.