During Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference, 2K Games showed off a bit more of their upcoming multiplayer shooter Evolve. However, they also revealed that a beta would be coming shortly before the game releases, and thus far only on Xbox One.
When January rolls around, players will be able control 4 hunters tracking down a monster or the monster itself. There are no details on what will be included in the beta or how long it will last yet, but the fact that it’s so far only coming to Xbox One is big news.
Evolve is being developed by Turtle Rock Studios for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and is scheduled to be released on February 10th, 2015.
Turtle Rock Studios’ highly-anticipated co-op FPS Evolve is set to start its alpha this weekend. If you’ve any interest in the title and have the systems that can run it, be sure to check your inbox as there just may be an alpha code waiting for you.
The twitter account for Evolve announced that the first wave of Evolve alpha codes have been sent out, although they also note that there will be more opportunities to get in on the alpha in the future.
The alpha will runs from August 1st to August 3rd, so get to it!
Turtle Rock Studios’ Evolve is shaping very nicely, and this latest video showing off some new classes continues to show off some really intriguing new gameplay elements.
This time around they have revealed 4 new characters that all cover each class in the game. The new Hunters are assault class Hyde, trapper class Maggie, medic class Lazarus and support class Bucket. Check out the video below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJvim3AIMY’%5D
Although I was perfectly fine with just one set of Hunter characters, I think it’s really cool that Turtle Rock is giving the player choices. The new character that I found to be the most interesting was support class Bucket. His funny British accent mixed with the fact that he’s a frickin’ robot has me really excited to play as him this Fall.
Turtle Rock Studio’s upcoming multiplayer shooter now has an official release date. The game will release on October 21st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
If you pre-order the game at participating retailers you will receive the Monster Expansion Pack, which is an additional skin that will unlock as soon as the game is released. You also get an additional monster character that will be released after the game launches.
Evolve is definitely one of the most promising new IPs to be coming out this year, and all of the gameplay videos that I have seen look fantastic. Left 4 Dead was an absolute blast, but what Turtle Rock Studios is tackling here seems so much more original and intriguing, in my opinion. It’s October release date is just about perfect, by the way. I’m loving that we’ll be getting both Alien: Isolation *and* Evolve in the same month. It’s like the horror gods are all descending in the same month… and I like that.
2K Games has released a really cool gameplay trailer for the upcoming 4 vs 1 multiplayer game Evolve. The gameplay trailer lets you switch between six different channels to view the match from different perspectives.
You have the options to view this channel from the perspectives of Griffin the Trapper, Markov the Assault, Hank the Support, Val the Medic, the Goliath and a channel that mixes all of the others into one with commentary from the game’s developers. Check out the video below.[youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m97O1dQAyhc#t=516′%5D
Evolve is being developed by Turtle Rock Studios and is set for release in the Fall of this year.
Developer Turtle Rock’s studio founder Chris Ashton has confirmed that the upcoming multiplayer experience Evolve began development as a last gen title.
Ashton said the following in an interview with VG247:
“When we were with THQ we didn’t even know when the next-gen systems were coming, so when we started development the idea was to go to current-gen, but as soon as those doors opened it was going to be a really brutal challenge to maintain the type of game we wanted to make.
There were a lot of concerns [on last-gen]: could we have enough foliage for the monster to hide in? Could we simulate enough wildlife for the monster to eat? – all kinds of simulation tests like how many cycles it was going to take, and how many wildlife we could support.
We were having to put low-caps on that sort of stuff. It was really hurting the game and I’m not talking about visuals, these are things that are core to the game Evolve, and so fortunately the next-gen systems came out, 2K adopted the title and we all took a look together at both options.
The right decision was to go exclusive to next-gen to make sure that the vision for the game could actually be executed on.”
Evolve has been a multiplayer-focused shooter that has not been under the radar a bit as of late, but is one that I am eagerly anticipating. This game is coming from Turtle Rock Studios, who’s responsible for both Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, and this game looks to be a spiritual successor to that game. Info was pretty slim on how things would actually pan out, but Game Informer now has about 6 minutes of in-game footage with commentary for you to sink your teeth into. Continue reading