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Evolve Player count increased to 1 million after going free-to-play

What happens when you go free-to-play? More people playing it.

Last weekEvolve surprised the game industry by re-constructing itself into a free to play shooter. Since the co-op shooter from Turtle Rock Studios (the team behind the original Left 4 Dead) and 2K Games went free to play, the player count has gone from a couple hundred actives to now over 1 million people playing the game.

If that wasn't enough, according to Steam Charts, the game has peaked at more than 51,000 concurrent players recently. This is up from June’s peak of only 234 concurrent users. As a big thank you to fans, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios are now offering the Blood Eagle skin for Griffin to anyone that logs in between today and Monday.

Evolve was originally released in 2015, to mostly positive reviews from critics. But general audiences weren't as enthusiastic as critics, with most feeling the game featured too little content and was just being made to exploit consumers out of their money for DLC.

Published Jul. 14th 2016

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