Evolve Delayed To February 2015

Evolve Delayed To February 2015

Yet another game won't be making it this fall -- publisher 2K Games has delayed their co-op shooter Evolve to February of next year, their parent company Take-Two announced in a financial statement today.

Evolve will now be out on February 10, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

"We primarily decided that the title deserves and should have more time to be polished so it can reach its absolute optimal state before we release it," Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick said on a conference call this afternoon. "Historically, we've always benefitted from giving the creative teams more time to polish their titles. We've never regretted it. It's not a meaningful amount of time; the title is still coming out in the fiscal year. We're really excited about the title. Coming out of E3, where it won best of show, it felt like the right thing to do to make absolutely sure this title could be its very best.

"At the same time, I do believe February is a pretty terrific release window. It's not at all crowded, and we will benefit from the fact that there are a lot of holiday sales of consoles so the install base will be bigger and it should be an open time to release."

This comes in the wake of a string of other high-profile 2014 delays, including Battlefield: Hardline, delayed from fall 2014 to early 2015, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, delayed from October to November of this year.


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    As long as it doesn't get any more delays, this is a next gen game I'm looking forward to

      I am always happy for a game to be delayed, better than having a EA rush job and a shit product.

      Next gen clearly begins in 2015 sometime, maybe 2016 if it all gets delayed. Not quite sure why I bought a PS4 at launch.

    Delayed right after closed alpha/beta testing...interesting. Well, sounds like it probably needed it.

    Really am excited for this. people say that it gets boring but i see this game just like L4D, you play for like 3-4 max and you come back to it, you cant play it for hours on end (but ill dam well try!)

    ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? That was one of the only real current gen titles coming this year... Q1 next year is going to be so crowded with delayed games.

    This sounds like a troll comment, but I bet it's because there's no content in the game.

    *Group of four hunt a monster in the dark. Spooky. Atmospheric. For about 15 minutes.*

    *Monster finally catches up, first five minutes of the fight is intense.*

    *Party and monster look at each other and realise they have nothing else to do apart from exchange swipes and bullets. They instead have tea and scones.*

      So just like L4D then?

      I'm not sure what people are expecting from this game. They've quite clearly said it will have a similar feel to L4D. It's made by the same people.

      I've heard so much hate about this game even before we know any details.

      If you can honestly say that you never liked L4D and don't come back to it every now and then, then this simply isn't a game for you.

        L4D is a linear level with multiple checkpoints, multiple and varied enemies, and an AI that adjusts/spawns enemies based on your performance. Has sections where people need to do things, you need to protect, etc. E.g. tons of possibility for fun.

        Evolve sounds to me like an arena shooter with one single enemy. E.g. just a big jungle where you stalk each other for 15 mins then have a showdown.

        I could be wrong though! I don't know much about it.

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          I don't know much about it.

          I think that's the problem. We've seen small snippets of Beta footage and people are already digging it's grave.
          From what I've heard the monster isn't supposed to attack the hunters till it's evolved a few times... the hunters need something to do while they wait. Makes sense that there are other objectives and other enemies/animals. It's a different game for sure but I think the experience will be similar.
          There's also different monsters, which might require different strategies and different weapons etc...
          Just because it's not linear doesn't mean it can't have similar elements.

          I'm cautiously optimistic and have some faith. I just don't like destroy something that sounds promising before it's even out. It may very well turn out to be another Titanfall...

            Oh sure, I admit I don't know much about it. There isn't much info out. The above is just what it sounds like currently. I'll wait until closer to (or at) release when we have all the info to make a proper opinion!

    Three games delayed til Q1, imo it's a good thing none of them would have had a chance to really shine in the late quarter of this year if left on the current release schedule.

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