After many rumours and speculation about Evolve becoming free-to-play on consoles, as they did with PC, it is now confirmed that this won’t be happening.
Co-founders of Turtle Rock; Phil Robb and Chris Ashton have written a final farewell letter over at the official Turtle Rock forums.
It’s always hard to leave one of our games behind. Left4Dead was no different and now it’s Evolve’s turn. There will always be a special place in our hearts for our past projects. No matter what happens with Evolve in the future, we’ll know it was born in this studio and developed by this team alongside this beautiful community.
This is the life of AAA game developers who aren’t self-funded and don’t own their own IP. We don’t get to make the call. We all know that going in but we still sign the dotted line because we love what we do. We are happy to have gotten the opportunity to do something risky, something new and innovative. We created a brand new Sci-Fi world. We got to go to planet Shear and interact with alien flora and fauna. We got to hunt down, trap and kill giant monsters together. We got to BE the monster. What an awesome experience.
Fortunately, this isn’t a goodbye from the studio themselves, as they move on to a new venture, but did imply that publishers 2K may continue to keep the game alive for it’s current community of gamers. How long they keep servers open is anyone’s guess.
However, they are broadcasting a final stream; an official farewell to the game they’ve spent six years working on, which will go live at 8PM, Thursday 27th October. You can read the full goodbye letter here.
Was you holding out on purchasing Evolve in hopes it was going free-to-play, or are you glad that Turtle Rock Studios will finally be working on something new? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
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