Evolve Ultimate Edition Coming to Xbox One And PlayStation 4

There was a great deal of hype surrounding Evolve’s release as fans expected a similar experience to Turtle Rock Studios’ iconic shooter, Left 4 Dead. Sadly, Evolve’s player base is almost non-existent as the community became disgusted by the huge array of cosmetic day 1 DLC. The studio massively underestimated the backlash to these microtransactions and hoped to entice players with enthralling co-op gameplay. Putting the terrible business model aside, Evolve didn’t offer anything unique and relied on its multiplayer focus to keep people entertained.

Given the game’s torrid state, it seems the developer is trying to relaunch and gain back fans with an ultimate edition. 2K has confirmed the new edition will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but there’s no word about a PC version. The game will retail for $60, which is very steep considering the standard version was recently on sale for a mere $4.99 from the Xbox storefront. Even more absurd, the ultimate edition doesn’t contain every piece of DLC. This shows they haven’t learnt anything from the dwindling user base and reasons why Evolve has become a failure. While it did quite well commercially early on, most people have moved onto something else and the game has a poor reputation.

2K Humble Bundle Offers up to 83% Discount over the Weekend

2K Games appears to offer big discounts on its titles in the Humble Bundle store, having some titles come with 83% discount. It looks like Spec Ops: The Line comes free with any titles on sale, so users wanting to purchase either Sid Meier’s Civilisation Beyond Earth or Evolve will get a 2-in-1 offer.

The big titles currently on sale are as following:

  • Evolve – £26.24 (or grab the Digital Deluxe version for just £35.24 or even the PC Monster Race Edition for £44.24)
  • Bioshock Triple Pack – £7.99
  • Borderlands The Pre-Sequel! – £14.99
  • Sid Meier’s Civilisation Beyond Earth – £14.99

The above are just a few titles that can be found on the website. Also, deals are also likely to change until the weekend sale ends, so be sure to check the complete updated list here. Another important thing to mention is that each Humble purchase goes to various charities, namely the American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Wikimedia, GamesAid, and charity: water.

The Weekend Sale is set to end on March 31st, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can!

Source: Humble Bundle

Evolve To Get Two New Maps for Free

2K Games has recently announced that Evolve will get two new maps for free. The Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry will be available to users later on, featuring the Hunt, Nest and Rescue modes.

As a short description of the maps, the Broken Hill Mine is a “deep labyrinth of caves running below the surface”, while the Broken Hill Foundry is a place with a lot of open areas and corridors in a warehouse/street setting.

Both maps are said to be available on Xbox One starting from March 31st and will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and PC on April 30th.

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2K Games Announces Evolve Open Beta Exclusive to Xbox One Next Month

Evolve has been quite the experience for gamers, with 2K Games now announcing that it will be hitting the Microsoft Xbox One next month, exclusive to Microsoft’s now current generation console.

The company has announced that Evolve will be open up to anyone who has an Xbox Live Gold account, with the open beta taking place between January 15-19, 2015. The new open beta will include new playable characters, monsters, and maps that were shown off in 4 hunters versus 1 monster Hunt mode. Starting on January 17, there will be a new “Evacuation” campaign mode that will mix gameplay types over a five-round series.

Any and all progress over the four-day open beta of Evolve on the Xbox One will carry over to the full release, which is expected on February 10. It was originally due in October, but was pushed back after hitting the “Big Alpha” period on the PS4, PC and Xbox One.

Source: Ars Technica.

The Six-Day ‘Big Alpha’ Event for Evolve Saw 1.3M Rounds Played

From the developer that made Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, comes their latest game ‘Evolve’ which enjoyed its “Big Alpha” event recently.

The developer saw a massive 2 million hours of Evolve gameplay being viewed over Twitch, which equates to a huge 235 years of gameplay time. There were 1.3 million rounds played across the alpha, which even included the outage on the PlayStation 4.

Evolve launches on February 10, 2015.

Source: Polygon.