Turtle Rock ends their support of Evolve
After just three months of “Evolve: Stage 2″ Turtle Rock Studios have announced that they will no longer be able to work on the game.
The F2P version of Evolve, aka Stage 2, was supposed to be on the way for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but as 2K explains in their blog post, the focus is now on adding more PC players:
Evolve Stage 2 will continue to be free-to-play on PC and players can expect the in-game experience to remain the same, as we continue to experiment with the business model. We’ll also continue to evaluate the possibility of bringing the Stage 2 experience to consoles in the future, though right now our focus is on bringing in new players and maintaining the game’s audience on PC.
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.
Despite, Turtle Rock wiping its hands clean of it, Evolve Stage 2 will continue to be free-to-play on PC with servers staying up for the “foreseeable future.” However, according to 2K (who holds the rights to the IP) Stage 2 may one day make its way over to consoles, but at the moment there are no plans to do that until the game gathers and maintains an audience on PC.