Turtle Rock Studios has just announced that it is ending its support for Evolve. Today is the last day that Turtle Rock Studios will be working on Evolve and after that, the game will be left to its fate (unless 2K Games assigns another studio to it).
As Turtle Rock Studios’ co-founder wrote on the official forum:
“We had huge aspirations for Evolve, and while we got to spend five and a half awesome years on planet Shear with a ragtag group of Planet Tamers and fearsome Monsters, it still doesn’t feel like enough – we were hungry for more but unfortunately today is the last day that Turtle Rock Studios can work on Evolve.”
Turtle Rock Studios will hold one final Evolve-themed Livestream on Thursday, October 27th, at 12 PM Pacific Time. The team will be talking about its experience on the project and will be answering fans questions.
Turtle Rock Studios’ co-founder claimed that the studio is not closing down, and that they have “lots of stuff in the works.”
To be honest, this announcement caught us off guard. Almost three months ago, 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios announced that Evolve was going F2P.
For this F2P version of Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios worked on improving load times and overall performance, released new monsters, improved stability and fixed a number of bugs.
The game’s playerbase saw a big boost as soon as it entered its F2P state. After a month from its F2P release, Evolve’s playerbase had increased by 7307%.
According to a FAQ, the Evolve Stage 2 servers will remain online for the foreseeable future running the latest version (v2.16) of the game.