Evolve has gone gold, meaning that Turtle Rock Studios has totally downed their tools and sent the final version of the game to be printed to disc and whatnot. Normally that news is, well, hardly news at all. But when publishers 2K decide to use that news as an excuse to show off the game's opening cinematic? That's a little more interesting.
So please thank you very much to enjoy the opening cinematic to Evolve. It is full of things you might expect to see in a trailer for anything action related these days: explosions, monsters jumping into the air and pornographic slow-motion shots of bearded men smoking cigars. Good stuff.
But seriously, Evolve continues to look pretty innovative and cool. It was supposed to come out late 2014, so hopefully the extra time has been used to polish the game up real nice.
There is a beta coming to Xbox One on January 15, which is confusing because why would you have a beta for a video game that's already gone gold? Further proof that betas are the new demo discs and this is all just a smartly positioned piece of marketing. I'm sure the beta will provide a whole lot of useful information that'll help Turtle Rock with the inevitable day one patch, but you what? That's just video games in 2015 and Evolve is looking pretty cool, so I'll forgive it this one time.