Developer Turtle Rock Studios has announced that, starting on July 7, its sci-fi co-op shooter Evolve will relaunch on the PC as a free-to-play game. The plan is to make the game free on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles as well sometime in the future.
In a community forum post, Turtle Rock's co-founders Chris Ashton admitted Phil Robb that when Evolve was released in 2015, the critical reception was mixed and players didn't care for the game's way of handling post-release DLC content. Turtle Rock is going to be updating Evolve to make it better, and it feels making the game free-to-play is a good way to get feedback:
The folks who paid for the old version of Evolve won't be forgotten when the game switches to its free-to-play version:
Turtle Rock used its Twitter feed to confirm the plans are to turn Evolve into a free-to-play game on consoles, but no specific date was revealed on when that might happen:
@JseeItAll @FilRobb @LadieAuPair This will be our Beta period for Evolve moving Free on Steam. Our eventual plan is to launch on consoles.@JseeItAll @FilRobb @LadieAuPair This will be our Beta period for Evolve moving Free on Steam. Our eventual plan is to launch on consoles.— Turtle Rock Studios (@TurtleRock) July 7, 2016July 7, 2016
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