Turtle Rock Studios Announces Support for Evolve is No More
Evolve is a wonderful concept. Either you die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the monster. Oh, wait…that’s not how that works. You just get to pick whether you want to be the almighty monster, or the pathetic little human who has to run for the hills when a two ton boulder with arms and legs starts rolling your direction. Do not take this decision lightly, for you will feel the consequences of choosing incorrectly. That was dark. It’s actually a lot of fun! However, that era of 4 v 1, monster v. human, extraterrestrial power v. gun, is coming to an end.
To our fans and & followers — we are sad to announce that today our work on @EvolveGame ends.
— Turtle Rock Studios (@TurtleRock) October 26, 2016
That’s right. Turtle Rock Studios has announced that they are no longer supporting Evolve. Many could have seen this coming after the company had announced the free-to-play Evolve Stage 2 back in July. Not because they switched to a free-to-play format, but because after doing so, the player base began to rapidly dissolve. Shortly after launching Evolve Stage 2, average active players sat at more than 15,000. Today, they aren’t even breaking 2,000.
“There’s a lot that we really wish we could have done, especially taking Stage 2 to consoles, but it looks like that’s just not meant to be.”
Now, do not fear if you are among the active players of Evolve. This does not mean you won’t be able to play the game. It just means you won’t be getting anything new for it because the game is complete and development is finished. As for any kind of future for Evolve, 2K has taken on the servers and plans to keep everything up and running. They even mentioned that while there are no plans to bring Evolve Stage 2 to consoles, the option isn’t completely off the table.
It can be sad when something like this happens, but it may be for the best. In their letter to the community, Phil Robb and Chris Ashton state that this is not the end of Turtle Rock Studios, and that they have “lots of stuff in the works”. They also say, “There’s a lot that we really wish we could have done, especially taking Stage 2 to consoles, but it looks like that’s just not meant to be.” You can hear more about it on their Evolve-themed Livestream on Thursday, October 27 at 12:00 PM Pacific time. Here’s to your next title, Phil and Chris!
What say you, gamers? Do you dabble in the art of evolving your monster to be the very best? Do you intend to? Speaking of monsters, have you seen our top horror game picks? Let us know in the comments!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.