Evolve going free to play
Multiplayer shooter from 2015 hopes to re-capture an audience
Developers Turtle Rock Studios have announced that their multiplayer shooter Evolve from 2015 is going free-to-play on PC.
In a lengthy post on the official website, the developers admit that despite player interest, the game didn't live up to expectations and was harmed by its reputation of offering too much DLC. So, the team has decided to make the title available to all, starting with PC.
"We’re going to make Evolve free on PC as a Beta starting on July 7. This is going to allow us to hit our new server infrastructure really hard and we need your help testing. We’ll parse out major Beta revisions, updates and features over a period of weeks and months. Just as importantly, this Beta plan gives us the flexibility and time we need to keep fixing bugs and making Evolve more stable," said the team.
Anyone who owns classic Evolve will be given “Founder” status in the new free version, and all the content you already own comes with you to the new version.
The gameplay itself will also receive significant changes, with reworked classes, better UI, and more. Details can be found on the official website.
Evolve first made its debut in February 2015 on PC, Xbox One and PS4.