Xbox One owners will be able to check out the open beta for the long awaited sci-fi shooter Evolve starting on January 15, which will last until January 19.

The open beta for the game, developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by 2K Games, will be available for any Xbox One owner with a current paid Xbox Live Gold account. 2K Games says:

"During the Xbox One Open Beta, fans can play Evolve's "Hunt" game mode with access to the first two monsters (Goliath and Kraken) and first eight hunters (Markov, Maggie, Val, Hank, Hyde, Griffin, Lazarus, and Bucket) across all 12 maps that support "Hunt" and are included at the time of launch. That is eight more maps than people played during the Big Alpha! Starting on January 17th players can get their hands on "Evacuation" for the first time! "Evacuation" is Evolve's dynamic campaign that combines the full array of maps and modes in a unique experience that is different every time you play. Additionally, any Hunter and Monster characters you unlock while playing the Xbox One Open Beta will carry over when the game launches!

Speaking of monsters, Turtle Rock also revealed the third monster in Evolve today, the Wraith. 2K Games says, "She's a space alien ninja Monster who warps around the battlefield, ripping into her enemies with her blade-claws. She can hit – then run – before you even see her coming." The full game will be released on February 10.

Source: Evolve website