If you haven’t heard the exciting news, Evolve, the 4v1 monster hunting game, is now Free-to-Play on PC via Steam.
They’re calling this F2P decision “Evolve Stage 2.”
Evolve Stage 2 is much more than a F2P reboot. Turtle Rock Studios announced in a recent press release that they are overhauling the entire game by adding new designs, new features, new mechanics, new… everything! Here is a list of just some of the changes they will be implementing in the future.
- We’re reworking the hunter classes to make the team less reliant on having experienced trappers and medics.
- We’re making improvements to the maps and UI.
- We’re improving load times, overall performance, and getting you into the game faster.
- We’re focusing on improving stability and fixing bugs.
- We’re completely reworking our progression system and tutorials.
- We’re adding more customization options.
Within this press release is a link to a letter Turtle Rock wrote to the Evolve community. This letter explains their decision to go F2P and what it means for the current state of the game and its future.
If you’re one of those Evolve community members, you needn’t worry about having “wasted” your money buying Evolve for the PC. You will now be considered a Founder and get treated as such.
Not only do Founders get to keep all their old content, Founders will also receive 3000 Silver Keys, exclusive badges, skins and other cosmetic items as Turtle Rock continues to update Evolve Stage 2 in the weeks to come.
If you’re like me and purchased Evolve for a console, I’m sorry to say that we might be waiting a while for our Stage 2 reboot. Read more about it in the Evolve Stage 2 console Q&A on the Turtle Rock Studios forums.
Checkout Evolve Stage 2 in action by watching the new launch trailer above. If you like what you see but aren’t already an Evolve player, download it on Steam FOR FREE.
To learn more about Evolve,
the Hunters, Monsters and upcoming Stage 2
content, please visit the official Evolve website!
Happy Hunting and Good Luck! (you’re going to need it)