So Evolve has gone Free to Play, Turtle Rock Studios the company behind Evolve are hoping to bring in a lot of new players and appeal to a wider audience. When I first saw the game in beta last year I thought it looked interesting, I didn’t end up getting it on release though, but with it going Free-to-Play I installed it and gave it a go. I will say that watching some of the Devs stream it on Twitch last night got me interested in trying it . I’m enjoying it, I’ve played as the monster once and it’s definitely different than the team of hunters gameplay wise.
As the monster you have to evade the hunters and feast on local wildlife and other beasts to gain more power as you evolve in form, gaining more powerful abilities. Once you grow stronger you’ll be able to fight the hunters on an even playing field or at an advantage at your stage 3 evolution. The hunters need to work as a team to track you down and corner you and eventually bring you down, and teamwork is key, because you can’t take it down by yourself.
As for Turtle Rock and their plans for the game they released the following statement
Key notes are
- We’re reworking the hunter classes to make the team less reliant on having experienced trappers and medics.
- We’re making improvements to the maps and UI.
- We’re improving load times, overall performance, and getting you into the game faster.
- We’re focusing on improving stability and fixing bugs.
- We’re completely reworking our progression system and tutorials.
- We’re adding more customization options.
“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.”
I’d recommend checking it out, I’ve enjoyed the games I’ve played and will be playing more of it.