The reason for the delay was to give the game more time being polished, and to not compete with an incredibly jam packed October release schedule.
It will start out as an Xbox exclusive, and the Alpha testing has just finished.
IGN released a very infomrative infographic about the Alpha, which you can read by following this link .
Entetainment Monthly got some hands on time with the alpha and had the following to say: “The Pros • Even more Hunters and Monsters have yet to be revealed, as well as a single-player campaign.
The Cons It seems that there have been some problems getting the game to play on PS4.
Turtle rock Tweeted, ” PS4 players: we’re still working on issues affecting matchmaking.
We recommend queuing solo, with no role preference, if possible.” The official description reads, “From Turtle Rock Studios, creators of Left 4 Dead, comes Evolve — the next generation of multiplayer shooters.
Four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches.
Play as the Monster to use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill your human enemies, or choose one of four Hunter classes (Assault, Trapper, Medic and Support) and team up to take down the beast on the planet Shear, where flora and fauna act as an adversary to man and monster alike.
Level up to unlock new Hunter or Monster characters as well as upgrades, skins, and perks.
Earn your infamy on the leaderboards and become the apex predator.” “Evolve” will feature a 4vs 1 formula, where 4 human soldiers controlled by 4 players try to fight one monster controlled by one player.
Its essentially a never ending multiplayer boss fight, with one player playing as the boss.
The beta starts January 15, 2015 exclusively on Xbox One , Microsoft confirmed today at Gamescom .
Microsoft reaffirmed downloadable content will be released first on Xbox One .
No beta registration process has been announced.
According to IGN, ” As stated on the Take-Two Interactive earnings call, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios are extending the development of Evolve by a few months to allow enough time to fully realize the vision for Evolve and meet our collective standards of creative excellence.
We are encouraged by the press reaction and fan excitement coming out of a very successful E3, and we are now certain we are headed in the right direction with the game and we are confident in delivering a genre-defining product when Evolve launches on February 10, 2015.” Kotaku reports that the people behind Evolve were excited by the news, “We are blown away by the positive reception for Evolve from both the critics and the consumers here at Gamescom,” said Phil Robb, the game’s creative director.
“Winning the ‘Best of Show’ award at both E3 and Gamescom in the same year is humbling and exhilarating.” “It’s encouraging to see the level of excitement for Evolve rise constantly,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.
“The team at Turtle Rock Studios is creating something very special with this new IP that we believe will deliver one of the most unique and engaging next-gen experiences early next year.” The Escapist Magazine got some hands on time with the game and had this to say, “Evolve was easily the best game I played at Tokyo Game Show, and you can just expect it to get better.
It was so fluid, polished, and gorgeous, that I was actually shocked to hear the Turtle Rock dev I spoke to tell me that this demo build is actually quite out-dated now, and the latest build has much more features such as additional hunters and monsters.
He even said that the team was working on a co-op version of the game, and possibly even single player, for those of you who don’t play well with others (though I would highly recommend you did).” Again the Evolve release date will be January 15, 2015.
Check back for more information as we get closer to the “Evolve” release date.