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Evolve is going free to play

Evolve is switching to a free-to-play model, Turtle Rock Studios has confirmed. 

The 4v1 shooter goes free to play on PC as of today and if successful it will then also come to console.

"Sure, there were some good reviews. Yes, there was excitement. There was also disappointment – for players and for us. The DLC shitstorm hit full force and washed away people’s enthusiasm, dragging us further and further from that first magical pick-up-and-play experience," said co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb.

"We want that magic back and we aim to make it happen. We’ve made a lot of changes, improvements and additions to Evolve over the past year and we’ve got a lot more coming. In short, we're giving this game a vigorous overhaul!"

Luckily, anybody who owns the full paid release will be given 'Founder' status in the new free version, as well as additional gifts, rewards and special access as a show of appreciation.

It's hard to know how this would work on console, but that's for another time.

"Making Evolve free on PC is going to be a process that takes time and a lot of hard work, but we believe in Evolve and we believe in you, our players and want to do what's best for both!.

"Here's how it's going to work: 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. Stuff could break, and that's our hope, because that will give us time to improve things as we go.

"We'll parse out major Beta revisions, updates and features over a period of weeks and months -- a plan we're going to continually communicate here. This allows us to test new features and major changes to make our game more accessible and ever closer to the joy we saw when we first showed our baby to the world. Just as importantly, this Beta plan gives us the flexibility and time we need to keep fixing bugs and making Evolve more stable."

"We have lived and breathed Evolve for over four years and we feel like we are just getting started," Turtle Rock concluded. "Since launch we realized Evolve has provided people some of their most exciting gaming moments and we want to make more of those for everyone... well, everyone who is OK with being periodically murdered (brutally) by terrifying alien monsters."

Evolve was release in early 2015 to great critical reception but mixed emotions from gamers.

Edited On 07 Jul, 2016

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Lawler_1093 7 months ago
feel sorry for the people who paid full price for this at launch
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Jason 7 months ago
Game is crap, and was destroyed by greedy devs anyway with disgusting DLC practices. Wouldnt touch that rubbish free or not

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