Evolve, the 2015 4-vs-1 shooter made by Turtle Rock and 2K Games, is reaching the end of its lifespan. 2K Games plans to shut down the game’s servers this September and effectively end the game’s support.
2K Games made an announcement last Friday about their game Evolve. In the announcement, players were informed that the dedicated servers for the game will shut down September 3, 2018. This effectively spells the end of the game and support for it. However, players can still play peer-to-peer connection through Legacy Evolve.
As part on the game’s transition to not having dedicated servers from Server Store, virtual currency bundles will be removed and no longer purchasable as of July 2, 2018. However, all players will retain their purchased Monsters, Hunters, and skins. As such, it would be a good idea to spend all of that virtual currency before the September deadline. Legacy Evolve, the original retail version of the game, will allow players to access all of their purchased content.
When it comes to game modes, 2K Games informed players that the ranked version of Hunt mode will be shut down. Luckily, that mode will still be available by going into Quick Play and Custom games. Player Profiles, Leaderboards, and Player Badges are also going to be removed with the server shutdown. As for what will remain, Single Player (solo vs. AI) will be available for players. Quick Play, Evacuation, and Custom games will allow the following modes: Hunt, Nest, Rescue, Defend, and Arena.
Evolve had high aspirations when it debuted back in 2015, and it had a heavy promotion cycle before it launched. Critical reception to the game was overall positive. Despite that, it failed to garner the large and stable fan base Turtle Rock and 2K Games had hoped to gain. It still deserves credit for managing to hang on for so long before going the way of the dinosaurs.
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