New Evolve trailer released as game goes gold
Development teamTurtle Rock Studios celebrated getting their game to market with a great new teaser trailer (and a team haircut for charity)
The team behind the highly anticipated multiplayer game Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios, have announced that they’ve “gone gold”. This means that the game has passed certification and has been shipped off to the manufacturers, ready to hit the shops for the February 10th.
To celebrate this much delayed milestone the team have shared the game’s opening cinematic (the video footage that sets the scene at the beginning of a game) to show off their hard work. While as a cinematic it is inevitably more epic than regular gameplay, it does give a nice snapshot of the four-on-one multiplayer dynamic. And as much as those of us clinging to our beloved last generation consoles hate to admit it, you can see why this game is being released only on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The game takes place in the distant future on a distant planet, where a human colony has come under attack from an alien monster. The game is multiplayer, but not in the usual way as four player-controlled characters take on one monster - which is also player-controlled. There are myriad characters, monsters, maps and strategies to choose from, so combined with the unpredictably of real people this could have endless replay value. It has both online and offline modes, and there will also be a single-player mode, though the developers haven't revealed much about it yet.
If you are too excited to wait another month for this game, the other good news is that Open Beta testing will start on Xbox Live on Thursday 15th to help Turtle Rock iron out a few more issues before launch. Playstation and PC users are out of luck, as Beta will be limited to those involved in October’s Big Alpha testing. Open Beta will also be limited to online as they need to stress-test the servers before the full launch.
The development team also marked the occasion with some good will. Team members decided not to shave or cut their hair until the game passed the certification, with a pledge to donate $50 per inch of hair to the charity Child’s Play. Turtle Rock Studios donated $11,375 to the charity, which was matched by parent company 2K studios to bring it to a total of $22,750. Lovely.
For more see: evolvegame.com