Turtle Rock’s Evolve goes free to play on PC
Evolve is going free-to-play on PC as of July 7, Turtle Rock has announced. Whilst the game itself shall become free to play, paid microtransactions will be kept as a means to provide revenue for the game.
For those who purchased the game when it was buy to play will receive
- the “Founder” status
- keep all purchased add-on content
- and receive gifts, rewards, and special access whilst the game remains in active development
Alongside the free to play change, Turtle Rock will also be balancing the game’s structure, due to it’s heavy reliance on players experience with the game, which can be off-putting to newer players. There will also be bug fixing, as well as loading speeds, to improve the quality of service for it’s users.
To make player’s aware, Turtle Rock also released an open letter on it’s main website explaining the reason for these changes.
“When Evolve launched, the reception wasn’t what we expected. Sure, there were some good reviews. There were also bad reviews.,” the developer wrote. “Yes, there was excitement. There was also disappointment – for players and for us. The DLC shitstorm hit full force and washed away people’s enthusiasm, dragging us further and further from that first magical pick-up-and-play experience.” Prior to Evolve’s release, there was a large community displeasure with the level of DLC. Many questioned why a variety of this content wasn’t already included with the base game.
Turtle Rock then stated the live beta would be released July 7th for PC players.
“We have lived and breathed Evolve for over four years and we feel like we are just getting started. Since launch we realized Evolve has provided people some of their most exciting gaming moments and we want to make more of those for everyone… well, everyone who is OK with being periodically murdered (brutally) by terrifying alien monsters.”