Yesterday, Turtle Rock Studios announced that Evolve would be going free-to-play and released its free beta version on Steam. And surprise surprise; its fanbase has increased by 13630%.
As we can see below, prior to its F2P version, there were 2703 players. However, once the game became free-to-play, its playerbase has been increased by 13630%, as there are now around 368000 players.
This is an incredible increase, so it will be interesting to see whether this move will pay off. It will also be interesting to see whether this number will get bigger in the next couple of days/months or not.
Turtle Rock Studios promised to support Evolve’s free-to-play version with new content and updates.
As Chris Ashton and Phil Robb, co-founders of Turtle Rock Studios, claimed:
“As part of our promise to recapture the magic and improve the Evolve experience across-the-board, we’re going to ratchet up our communication with the community. We will be continually updating our social channels, our forums and our website to let you know how it’s going.
We have lived and breathed Evolve for over four years and we feel like we are just getting started. Since launch we realized Evolve has provided people some of their most exciting gaming moments and we want to make more of those for everyone… well, everyone who is OK with being periodically murdered (brutally) by terrifying alien monsters.”