Evolve, Turtle Rock’s ambitious four-versus-one shooter, will finally come to an end this September, the developer has announced.
Evolve had a pretty rough launch which clouded the fact that the game was actually pretty good. Unfortunately it looked like corporate greed took over as the game’s convoluted DLC plan left a sour taste in players’ mouths.
The game, at its core, had players either work together to defeat a player-controlled monster, or the monster player to eliminate the other team. It was frantic, fast-paced, and a hell of a lot of fun. Unfortunately it just didn’t quite catch on.
In order to save some form of community, Turtle Rock decided to release the game as a free-to-play title, however that wasn’t enough and the developer announced the end of its development.
Since then, the game has still been live for players to jump into, however come September 2018, the game’s dedicated servers will shut down for good. Its end will begin on July 2 when virtual currency and the in-game market will be removed from the game. Items purchased by players however will be available when the game closes on September 3 in the game’s Legacy version.
Legacy Evolve, as the non-free-to-play game is called, will still be available and will offer both solo and multiplayer gameplay via peer-to-peer connections.
As for the console versions of Evolve, which never made the transition to free-to-play, dedicated servers will also be shut down for those versions, also.